Liverpool among favourites to sign Graziano Pelle

Italy's Graziano Pelle reacts

Liverpool are 4/1 to sign the Southampton marksman.

Italy's Graziano Pelle reacts

Ladbrokes have quoted Liverpool at 4/1 to sign Southampton and Italy hitman Graziano Pelle this summer.

The 30-year-old striker has been heavily linked with a move away from the Saints since Ronald Koeman, who brought him to the South Coast two years ago, left to join Everton earlier this summer.

The former Feyenoord marksman is reportedly the subject of interest from Chelsea, according to The Mail as Italy manager Antonio Conte looks to bring his striker to West London with him ahead of taking the reins at Stamford Bridge.

Italy's Graziano Pelle reacts

Consequently, Chelsea are second favourites for his signature with a price of 5/2, while Koeman - who has managed him on two occasions - 5/4 favourite to bring the towering forward to Merseyside with him.

Pelle has been a big hit with the Saints, scoring 23 Premier League goals in 68 appearances, which may seem quite modest but with better service who knows what he could be capable of.

Liverpool fans are unlikely to be overly excited about the prospect of it materialising. He is a similar player to Christian Benteke and Reds manager Jurgen Klopp looks set to sell him this summer.

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