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Transfer Report: Incoming Chelsea boss Conte keen to sign 30-year old international attacker

Pelle

Antonio Conte wants to reunite with Southampton striker Graziano Pelle at Chelsea next season, according to reports from the Sun

Antonio Conte is sure to make a raft of changes at Chelsea upon his arrival to Stamford Bridge in the summer and bringing in a new striker will surely be high on the agenda for the 46-year old.

The likes of Loic Remy, Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato are all set to be leaving Chelsea at the end of the current campaign and as a result, Conte needs to reinforce the attack in order to provide support to star man Diego Costa.

Pelle wanted by Chelsea

A host of names have unsurprisingly been linked with a move to Chelsea over the past few weeks and now in fresh links, it can be revealed that the Blues are currently considering a swoop for Southampton star Graziano Pelle.

Pelle’s contract at Southampton is set to expire at the end of next season and with talks of a renewal not on the table as of yet, it is widely believed that the striker will leave the St. Mary’s Stadium over the summer.

A move back to Italy had been seen as a possibility for Pelle but the Sun claim that Conte is keen on bringing the 30-year old to Stamford Bridge as a cover for Costa.

Conte has enjoyed a successful relationship with Pelle during their time together with the Italian national team so far and one suspects that the transfer coming into fruition is a possibility.