Southampton bid for Feyenoord striker Graziano Pelle?

Feyenoord Manager, Ronald Koeman thanks the fans after victory in the Eredivisie match between Feyenoord and VVV Venlo at De Kuip on April 5, 2013
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Southampton reportedly bid £8m for Feyenoord striker Graziano Pelle.

Southampton have reportedly bid £8m for Feyenoord frontman Graziano Pelle.

The 28-year-old worked under new Saints boss Ronald Koeman while at Feyenoord, and according to The Mirror Koeman sees the Italian front-man as the perfect replacement for Rickie Lambert.

The report also claims that the South-Coast club face competition from Premier League newcomers Leicester City.

Pelle has scored 50 goals in the last two seasons for the Dutch side.

Southampton's English midfielder Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on December 22, 2013
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