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Graziano Pellè to complete Southampton switch on Monday

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Feyenoord striker Graziano Pellè could complete a switch to Southampton worth €10m by the close of play on Monday.

Southampton are set to complete a €10m move for Italian forward Graziano Pellè on Monday, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Pellè, a firm favourite of new Saints boss Ronald Koeman, has been linked with the south coast club since his former manager's arrival at St. Mary's earlier in June.

With pre-season training set to commence on Tuesday, July 1 for Southampton's first team squad, Pellè could seal his move to the Premier League this coming Monday.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Pellè is likely to sign a four-year deal with the Saints that would see him contracted to the club until the summer of 2018.

In last season's Eredivisie, the Italian netted 23 times in 28 league appearances.

The fiery Italian, 28, has often caught the headlines for his attitude, which has seen him suspended for kicking media equipment in the tunnel of Feyenoord's De Kuip home, as well as terrorising a Dutch journalist in the aftermath of defeat in Der Klassiker.

With 50 goals in 57 appearances for Feyenoord since 2012, having been signed by Koeman from Sampdoria, the Dutch legend has gone on record previously to say he would like to work with Pellè at his next club.

Southampton is understood to be appealing to the player and the opportunity to link up with Koeman again could prove significant in the transfer.

Pellè would be Koeman's first signing at Southampton, with the Dutchman having already overseen the sale of Luke Shaw to Manchester United, as well as the expected departure of captain Adam Lallana, who is expected to join former team-mate Rickie Lambert at Liverpool.

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