Chelsea and Everton compete for Southampton star

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is set for an exit from the South Coast club in the summer after spending two seasons with them.

The 30-year-old has only one year left on his current deal with the Saints and he is not expected to be offered a new deal.

The Telegraph reports that Premier League clubs Chelsea and Everton are very much interested in signing the Italy international this summer.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has previously worked with Pelle at Feyenoord and Southampton and rates him very highly. Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been left impressed by Pelle’s performances at Euro 2016.

The Italian has also been impressive for the Saints during the past two seasons and managed to score 23 league goals during his time with the club.

The Saints are expected to demand anything between £10 million and £20 million for their player despite the fact that he only has one year left in his contract. Pelle has also attracted interests from clubs in the Chinese Super League and Serie A, among others Juventus.

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