Report outlines Southampton's asking price for Graziano Pelle

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is reportedly of interest to Leicester City.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Southampton will demand £15 million for Graziano Pelle.

The Saints are keen to keep hold of Pelle until the summer, at least, but if they receive a big bid they will be willing to sell.

The Italian international has 18 months left on his contract, and Southampton aren’t convinced that offering him an extension would be a smart move, given his advancing years.

As a result, they could be willing to cash in on the 30-year-old, as he has dropped out of favour at St. Mary’s of late.

Shane Long and Charlie Austin both appear to be ahead of him in Ronald Koeman’s pecking order, leaving Pelle’s first team chances looking limited.

Leicester City have been credited with an interest in The Sun, but it remains to be seen whether the Foxes will be willing to part with £15 million to sign the experienced striker.

Leicester are keen to add another forward in January, but Ahmed Musa is said to be their top target by Sky Sports.

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