The Telegraph say the Italy striker, whose contract expires next summer, won’t be offered a new deal at St Mary’s. That opens the door for Antonio Conte, who’s overseen Pelle as Italy boss over the last two years to make a move for the 30-year-old. Chelsea have already released loan signings Radamel Falcao and Alexandre
CHELSEA Antonio Conte has targeted a striker ever since he took the job – and he’s finally got his man. There was real interest in Romelu Lukaku but the Blues have instead lined up his countryman Michy Batshuayi. He is poised to move for £33m from Marseille. Some of Conte’s Italy squad, performing so well
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is being linked with a move for Swansea star Bafetimbi Gomis, who looks set for a summer move. Gomis has been a regular fixture in the first-team squad, although not always a starter, since arriving at the Liberty Stadium back in 2014 from Lyon on a free transfer, making 64 Premier
The Spain international missed the Blues’ draw with Stoke at the weekend with a tendon injury. He was expected to start for the west Londoners in their clash with Laurent Blanc’s side – but he was nowhere to be seen in training today. Chelsea skipper Terry will miss the game due to a hamstring injury.