Leicester eye cut-price Southampton striker Pelle

Mark Holmes
Graziano Pelle: Southampton striker linked with Leicester City

Leicester City are reportedly considering a late January move for Southampton striker Graziano Pelle after seemingly missing out on Sampdoria’s Eder.

Claudio Ranieri wants to sign a striker to support Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa, but Eder looks set to remain in Italy amid interest from Inter Milan.

According to The Sun, Ranieri is now ready to turn his attention to Pelle, who could be available for as little as £5million with less than 18 months remaining on his contract at St Mary’s.

Ronald Koeman would prefer to keep the 31-year-old until the end of the season, it is said, but the arrival of Charlie Austin could tempt Saints into selling this month.

Leicester are also said to have made a £14million offer for CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa, but The Sun says the Russian club’s £19million valuation of the Nigeria captain has put the Foxes off.