Southampton braced for another summer raid with Lazio keen on striker

Southampton could face another summer raid with Lazio interested in the services of Graziano Pelle for the upcoming campaign, according to reports from the Express.

The 29-year-old became an instant hit for Ronald Koeman’s side in the early part of the season, scoring eight goals before a drop in form.

Yet it was enough to convince Lazio to coming knocking, but the striker will need to be willing to accept a pay-cut if he is to complete a switch to Italy.

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The St. Mary’s club will be looking to avoid a repeat of last summer’s exodus, but a number of key players, apart from Pelle, are already being linked with an exit.

Right-back Nathaniel Clyne has been linked with a move to Manchester United, while Morgan Schneiderlin is believed to be on the verge of a switch to Arsenal.

Jay Rodriguez, who has been out for the entire season through injury, is also a possible transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur.

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