Premier League side Southampton have had a bid rejected for AC Milan striker Andre Silva, according to reports.
Recent speculation has suggested that new boss Marco Giampaolo has factored Silva into the Rossoneri’s plans for next season.
The former Sampdoria manager prefers a 4-3-1-2 formation, something which could spell good news for Silva as three strikers is an absolute necessity in terms of rotation.
The Portuguese striker moved to Seville last summer on a loan with the right of redemption set at €38million, but things turned sour after a good start to life in Andalusia, which has seemingly confirmed his return to San Siro.
According to Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport, Southampton have made their move for the former Porto man.
They have tabled an offer which involves a loan with an option to buy for €18million, something which was rejected out of hand by Milan.
Paolo Maldini and co. begin their valuation of Silva at €25million, but at this moment they ‘would rather keep the player and give him another chance’.
In addition, Giampaolo is believed to rate the Portugal forward very highly, and considers him ‘a functional player to his game, clever tactically and of above-average technical qualities’.