Chelsea boss Antonio Conte may not have arrived in London, but he’s already got an eye on new striker to look forward to…!
After having Michy Batshuayi from Marseille, the west Londoners have now picked-up their pace in pursuit of Southampton forward Graziano Pelle, who featured for Italy at Euro 2016.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) July 4, 2016
It is understood – the Saints are open to listen to offers, with the 30-year-old is in his final year of his contract at St Mary’s.
Conte believes the Italian could be the perfect competition for Diego Costa and Batshuayi at Stamford Bridge.
Pelle has scored 11 goals in 30 Premier League games last season.
The Blues supporters were in rejoice mood after the reports emerged to Pelle’s possible move to Chelsea.
Pelle is a decent player & showcases some great flicks!! But if we pay more than £10M for him then its a loss! rather promote a youth player
— CarefreeShiv (@Shivam_CFC) July 4, 2016
— L⭕️ℹ️c (@LoicCFC) July 4, 2016
Morata, Higuain, Pellè, Chelsea stressed on the attack #CFC
— Irsyad Iranto (@TototoCFC) July 4, 2016
— Goodluck™E (@Goodslek) July 4, 2016
— lenny (@lennysaints) July 4, 2016
If we’re in for Pelle then we’ll definitely get him. He couldn’t turn down the opportunity to play for Chelsea and Conte. #CFC
— Chad Nagel (@Chadley_N) July 4, 2016
— Michael Hopkins (@mhopkins86) July 4, 2016
Having watched Pellé give Pique and Ramos a hard time I’m excited about the prospect of signing him. Conte clearly get’s the best out #CFC
— Johann (@johannv10) July 4, 2016
Chelsea should snap up Pelle for the rumoured £12m if Southampton are willing to sell! Class striker and Conte knows him well! #CFC
— Ben Hannon (@BHannon95) July 4, 2016
Pelle coming to Chelsea means Costa isn’t leaving. Some Chelsea fans actually think we’ll spend £60m on Morata to use him as a sub. No way.
— Chelsea Action (@ChelseaAction) July 4, 2016
— Andrew (@andrew_saintsfc) July 4, 2016
Wouldn’t mind Pelle at Chelsea tbh, he fits well in Conte’s system and would be a good 3rd choice striker
— CourtoisEsque (@Courtoisesque) July 4, 2016