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​Southampton's Pelle attracting Juve interest

The form of Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has reportedly caught the attention of Italian giants Juventus.

The Italian has netted nine times for Southampton so far this season and is understood to be on the radar of Bianconeri boss Massimo Allegri, who may look to bolster his attacking options during the January transfer window.

A move away from Southampton remains unlikely, however, as Saints boss Ronald Koeman is believed to be reluctant to sell a player he rates as one of the best forwards in the Premier League.

"He's a very complete striker, he's not only physically strong, he knows what happens around him, has good technique, is tall but he's not slow, his co-ordination's very good. He's clever in the box, has a good header, is a good finisher, and is in my opinion one of the best," Koeman said.

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