Considering Juventus have been linked with nearly every remotely accessible striker this summer as Max Allegri prepares for a seemingly impending Alvaro Morata departure, it was only a matter of time before Italy’s starting striker would be thrown into the mix.
Starting both games for his country so far under Antonio Conte at this year’s Euros, Southampton’s Graziano Pellè scored an emphatic volley to secure Italy’s 2-0 win over Belgium last week.
Not having the same luck against a resilient Sweden, the former Feyenoord man will probably be rested ahead of Italy’s final game of the group stages against Ireland.
Nevertheless, the player has somewhat impressed, and this has caught the eye of Juventus, according to Tuttosport, as they state the Serie A champions have been following his progress throughout the tournament so far.
The Italian is, however, down the pecking order in the Morata replacement list, with Michy Batshuayi, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke and Edinson Cavani all ahead of him.
As Tuttosport explain, the 30-year-old would be more of a Simone Zaza replacement were the former Sassuolo man to leave (unlikely), meaning this is probably one to dismiss.