MANOLO Gabbiadini is set to leave Saints this month.

A number of Serie A clubs are believed to be interested in acquiring the striker’s services after he's become exiled by manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

AC Milan has been touted as his next destination but Spanish side Real Betis are also said to be keen in signing the striker.

Hasenhuttl has already made it clear that in order to bring new players in, he will have to ship some out of the club.

And the Austrian confirmed Gabbiadini will be one that can leave.

“I know that there a few interests,” revealed Hasenhuttl.

“Our squad at the moment is too big – we have to sell players and he’s one that other clubs are interested in.

“It could happen in next few days that he transfers.”

It’s been reported that Gabbiadini’s agent met with Saints earlier in the week to discuss the 27-year-old’s future at St Mary’s.

The Italian joined the club in the 2017 January transfer window from Napoli for an undisclosed fee, which is believed to be around the £15m mark.

His Saints career got off to a flying start when he scored on his debut in the 1-3 defeat to West Ham at St Mary’s.

Gabbiadini’s hot streak in front of goal continued the following week as he bagged a brace against Sunderland.

But his most famous moment in a Saints shirt came in the League Cup final loss to Manchester United.

He scored both goals at Wembley, which meant he had found the back of the net five times in three matches.

The striker continued to look like a bargain when he became the first Saints player to get on the scoresheet in their first four games for the club.

However, it started to go wrong for Gabbiadini when Claude Puel was sacked by the club in summer of 2017.

He failed to become a regular starter under both Mauricio Pellegrino and Mark Hughes.

His career at Saints has continued to nosedive with Hasenhuttl at the helm.

In total, Gabbiadini has scored 10 goals in 47 appearances for the club.