Exclusive: Pellé considers Juve, Inter offers

Graziano Pellé has offers from Juventus and Inter as well as Premier League and United Arab Emirates clubs and is expected to decide his future this week, sources tell Football Italia. 

The 35-year-old is available as a free agent in the January transfer window and sources have told Football Italia that he would like to make return to Serie A nine years after having left Parma to join Feyenoord. 

Juventus and Inter have already contacted the former Italy striker and are the only Serie A clubs interested in signing the forward. 

Pellé has also offers from the Premier League and the United Arab Emirates and is expected to make a decision about his future by the end of the week. 

Both Juventus and Inter have been linked with a number of centre-forwards in the winter transfer window to back up Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku.

The Nerazzurri do not have space in their Serie A list as Matias Vecino will replace Radja Nainggolan who has joined Cagliari on loan until the end of the season. 

The sale of Andrea Pinamonti, who is wanted by Parma, Benevento and Bologna, could allow the Nerazzurri to make room for the striker who has a long-time admirer in Antonio Conte. The Inter coach gave him an Italy-call up at Euro 2016. 

Pellé is also on very good terms with Juventus’ “senators” such as Gigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, who played alongside Pellé in the Azzurri shirt. 

The former Parma forward may have more chances to play at Juventus as the Old Lady are still involved in three competitions, while Inter have been eliminated from Europe, but Pellé remains open to all options at the moment. 

The former Southampton star joined Shandong Luneng in 2016 and scored 64 goals in 132 appearances in all competitions with the Chinese team.

He has played with Parma, Sampdoria, Cesena, Crotone, Lecce and Catania in Italy and spent two seasons at Feyenoord and Southampton.

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