SAINTS haven’t made an offer for AC Milan’s Andre Silva, despite reports in Italy suggesting otherwise.

Gazzetta dello Sport claimed that the St Mary’s outfit tried to persuade the Italian side to let Silva join them on loan with a view to buying him permanently next season.

But the Daily Echo understands there is no truth in this rumour.

Saints have just bolstered their attacking department with the signing of former Birmingham City ace Che Adams for £15m.

And it’s understood that their next target will be a central defender.

Silva spent last season on loan and looked to be an excellent piece of business from Sevilla as he bagged 11 goals in his first five months.

However, the strikes dried up for the second half of the season, with the 23-year-old scoring just twice.

Fellow Premier League side Wolves were also said to be interested in signing the striker before the transfer window closes next month.

AC Milan originally paid £34m for Silva’s services when they landed him on a five-year deal from Porto back in 2017.

Although it hasn't worked out for the striker in Italy, the European greats are still looking to recoup a hefty amount of the sizeable they paid for him.

Gazzetta dello Sport claims it would take a bid of around £22m to get the deal done, but with Adams and Moussa Djenepo bought this summer, it's unlikely he'll end up at Saints.