A consistent goalscorer for Southampton under Ronald Koeman, Graziano Pellè impressed everyone during the 2016 Euros under Antonio Conte, to such an extent that certain outlets have gone out of their way to link him with a move to Chelsea.

However, the most consistent, and far more believable, at least on paper, is a reunion between the Italian striker and his Dutch coach at Everton.

France Football suggest the Toffees, as well as Stoke, are after the target man, mostly thanks to his agent’s confirmation last month of contact with both those clubs.

With this in mind, the French magazine really push the idea of this move, saying that because Pellè has already played for Koeman both at Feyenoord and Southampton, the likeliest outcome is a move to Merseyside.

However, with Conte likely to play a 3-5-2, and an ageing Graziano Pellè, clearly at ease in the former Juventus manager’s tactics, available for relatively cheap, perhaps a move to Stamford Bridge might not be the worst of ideas?

After all, Diego Costa will need a backup.