As The Sun reports The Saints striker Graziano Pelle has appeared as a surprise transfer target for Chelsea.
The source suggests that newly appointed Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a big fan of his the Italian and will consider making a tempting £8 million bid for the forward during the summer.
The Forward has been in and out of the PL sides team this term, making 23 Premier League starts and giving with an amazing ten goals and a further five assists.
The 30-year-old striker is still, without the doubt, an asset to Southampton, yet in recent games, the form of Shane Long up front has limited him to a slightly minor role coming off the substitutes’ bench.
The Blues have endured a disastrous season by their standards, and now they will be looking striker to the end of the season and starting afresh under incoming Italian manager Conte.
The ex-Juventus man has no experience of the Premier League, yet his exploits in Serie A have apparently impressed the West London hierarchy and they made no secret of their desire to select him.
The Italian manager has a big job ahead of him at Stamford Bridge, and one of those is encouraging the attack with Radamel Falcao and The Brazilian star both only on loan and expected to leave this summer.