Chelsea are keeping tabs on Southampton striker, Graziano Pelle with a view to signing him in January. This is according to the Metro who report that Chelsea are looking to bolster their attacking options and add life to the front line by recruiting the Italy international. According to the report, the Blues have reached personal terms with the player but are waiting for the window to open before they can make official contact with Southampton in a bid to sign the high rated Italian.
The Blues on their own part are enduring their worst start to a Premier league campaign in a long time – they are currently 15th on the table after 17 games. They have amassed just 18 points so far this season, 20 points adrift of pacesetters, Leceister City, and just three points off the drop zone. Also, the Pensioners have scored a meagre tally of 18 goals and have managed to let 26 slip into their net. The farce at Stamford Bridge led to the sack of manager Jose Mourinho and the subsequent appointment of Russian Guus Hiddink on an interim basis.
The Blues are now seeking to get their season back on track again and pursue the difficult task of Champions league qualification. Hiddink has accordingly recognized the lack of the team in front of goal and is now proffering a solution in the shade of Grazianno Pelle. It is quite obvious and understandable that Chelsea needs the services of an out-and-out finisher direly, but the choice of Pelle begs the question.
Chelsea may not get their man though, given that Southampton boss, Ronald Koeman has ruled out the possibility of the striker exiting the club. However, they have a host of other options including West Brom’s Saido Berahino and Corinthians’ Alexandre Pato. The frantic search for strikers at Stamford Bridge almost translates to an end for Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao.