Ronald Koeman has revealed that Southampton is looking to offload Pablo Osvaldo after he failed to report for preseason training.
The Premier League club has lost patience with the record signing, who arrived at St Mary's in a 18 million euro move from Roma less than a year ago.
Osvaldo was loaned to Juventus in January and now looks set for a permanent switch following his failure to show up for training ahead of the new season.
"It was a difficult situation for him to come back to," Koeman told BBC Radio Solent. "He was too late. The decision of the board was to allow him not to come back. We have to look for opportunities for him to play in a different team."
Osvaldo scored just once in 11 Serie A appearances last term for Juventus, which was crowned champion for the third season running.