Graziano Pelle is set to leave Southampton in the summer and Chelsea have reportedly joined the race for the Italian striker.
Another international tournament, another roster of underwhelming performers, another string of unusual yet headstrong selections, another succession of poor results in pre-tournament fixtures and another Italian team which will inevitably written of before the tournament starts - this has been the ironic foreshadowing of Italy's success in the past.
As John Terry prepares to depart Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have decided that they will not continue the pursuit of the English defender they once considered his ideal successor.
Southampton pulled off a stunning comeback against Liverpool, going from 2-0 down at half time to winning the match 3-2. The win further added to the Reds woes as they now find themselves in ninth place, with hopes for European football fading.
As the final whistle blew at Wembley confirming Arsenala s second FA Cup win in as many years, celebrations also erupted some 75 miles away, on the southern coast of England. The result in the cup final meant that Southampton had qualified for European competition for only the second time in three decades a a remarkable finale to a season that had defied all odds. For most of Englanda s elite, the Europa League is at best, a poisoned chalice; at worst, a second-tier competition not worthy of serious attention or effort. For a club like Southampton, however, Europa League qualification is an outstanding achievement a a just reward for their record-breaking season. When St.Marya s saw the departures of manager Mauricio Pochettino as well as the likes of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Dejan Lovren and Callum Chambers in the summer, some pundits predicted Southamptona s doom a touting them as contenders for relegation to the Championship. Absolutely […]