Trio of clubs in for Saints striker Pelle

Zach Holland
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Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is in talks with Everton, Stoke City and an unnamed Chinese Super League club, according to the player’s agent.

The 30-year-old is soon to be out of contract at St. Mary’s, with one-year left on his current deal and it is believed Southampton will not allow the player to leave on a free transfer next summer

The Daily Mirror recently reported that if the Italian international did turn down a new contract offer then he would be sold on by the Premier League club to try and recoup as much money as they could on the Italian.

Pelle signed for the Southampton back in 2014 from Dutch club Feyenoord for a reported fee of £8million. The striker has gone on to make several key performances for the Saints by scoring 23 goals in 68 appearances for the club.

His agent, Romualdo Corvino has confirmed though that his time with the club could be coming to a close, with three clubs showing a keen interest in the player.

“With Juve at the moment there is nothing,” Corvino, told Italian radio station SportItalia. 

“However, there has been contact with Everton, Stoke City and China.”

With Everton reportedly agreeing a deal with Saints manager Ronald Koeman to take over the reins at Goodison Park, the former Barcelona player could look to bring the striker with him to the Merseyside club.