Rossoneri ready Saints star swoop

Rossoneri ready Saints star swoop

Dusan Tadic's performances for Southampton and Serbia this season have resulted in speculation linking him with a move to AC Milan.

The 27-year-old, who moved to the Saints from FC Twente for a fee in the region of £11million in summer 2014, has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign at St Mary's under Claude Puel's leadership.

Tadic was used as a wide man under former boss Ronald Koeman, but is now being played behind the strikers in a playmaker role this term.

He has scored one goal in the opening seven games, but his overall attacking play has been hailed by Puel.

Tadic has also enjoyed a renaissance for Serbia in 2016 with five goals in six international appearances, including two assists and the winning goal in a 3-2 World Cup qualifying win against Austria during this two-week break from domestic action.

His upturn in form has coincided with Slavoljub Muslin replacing Radovan Curcic as Serbia coach and he said: "It doesn't matter who's getting the assists and the goals, the important thing is that we are winning. Muslin has deployed the right strategy and we're only going to get better."

Reports in Italy claim Milan have been keeping a close eye on Tadic's displays with talk of a possible £18million bid being made to the Saints in order to lure the player to the Rossoneri.