- Associated Press - Monday, July 11, 2016

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) - Italy striker Graziano Pelle left Southampton to join Chinese team Shandong Luneng on Monday.

Southampton announced the transfer, saying Pelle has moved for an undisclosed fee.

The 30-year-old Pelle was at Southampton for two seasons, scoring 30 goals in 81 games and gaining international recognition from Italy. He was Italy’s first-choice striker at the European Championship.

Later Monday, Southampton completed the signing of midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Bayern Munich on a five-year contract.

The 20-year-old Denmark international spent last season on loan at Schalke.

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