Southampton have dominated headlines of late with their manager Ronald Koeman set to take charge of Everton, a move which has no doubt left the fans distraught.
Well, it’s about to get even worse for the Saints as striker Graziano Pelle also looks to be heading out of St Mary’s with Italian giants Juventus a probable destination.
Another one out the door
It was inevitable that the forward would be hunting for another team after a falling out with the Southampton staff towards the back end of last season, costing him his place in the side.
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Pelle, who has scored 30 goals in a red and white shirt, will be offered a return to his home country with Champions League football an added bonus if he opts for a move to Juventus.
Southampton will only gain up to £10 million despite his credentials with reports claiming a £7 million bid will be put in place by the Italian giants in the near future.
However, the Italian giants may have to squeeze out another £3million in order to see the deal cross the line but with the money Massimiliano Allegri's side have got, that shouldn’t pose a problem.
Juventus, who claimed top spot in last season’s Serie A, may face competition from Premier League some outfits for the Saints' hitman.
TalkSPORT claim that Stoke City have tried to contact Pelle over a proposed move whilst soon-to-be Koeman’s Everton will also try and entice the forward to follow him to the club.
With a chance to play in Europe’s top competition for Italy’s number one side next season, it is safe to say the English duo will have to up their game if they want to capture his signature, not to mention Southampton’s attempts of keeping him.
Over the last few years, the Saints have witnessed some of their top names depart the club, Adam Lallana, Morgan Schneiderlin and Luke Shaw to name a few.
This transfer window doesn’t look to be any different with the futures of Sadio Mane, Shane Long and Victor Wanyama uncertain as yet again; bigger teams aim to turn their heads.
Southampton shouldn’t expect to see Pelle leave just yet as his focus will be on this year’s European Championships as he represents Italy in the tournament with Belgium on Monday first up on the agenda.
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