Torino FC striker Andrea Belotti has been linked with a move away from Italy, with Premier League club Chelsea FC and Serie A team AC Milan on the player’s radar.
The striker has been very influential for Torino FC, scoring 38 goals in 70 appearances for the club since joining them in 2015. 26 of those goals coming in the last Serie A campaign. Belotti was left out of Torino’s recent kit launch photo shoot, suggesting that he might exit the Maroons in the coming future, for a bigger club.
The player being left out of Torino’s kit launch photo shoot that took place on Sunday, sparked more rumors regarding the player’s exit. Corriere dello Sport, has claimed that AC Milan, who just completed the signing of Leonardo Bonucci from Italian champions Juventus, are also going after the 23 year old Belotti and might beat Chelsea FC in signing the young striker.
Chelsea are in a desperate need of a striker, after their star striker Diego Costa was said to find a new club, Dom Solanke joined fellow Premier League team Liverpool FC and Tammy Abraham signed for Swansea. The Blues also missed out on their former star Romelo Lukaku, who signed for their rivals Manchester United. This also means that former Marseille man, Mitchy Batshuayi is Conte’s only registered striker.
Despite many rumors and reports from various sources, Torino president Urbano Cairo has said that there is a 100 million release clause for the player and also claims that there has not been any offers or bids for Belotti.
“I chose the clause to be €100m abroad remember, because it is very high and for the moment no-one has come in for him.”– Cairo stated. Ciaro also added that he is glad by the fact that Belotti plays for Torino and hopes that he stays at the club for a longer period of time.
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