Torino president, Urbano Cairo, has once again stated that the Serie A club have no intention of selling star striker, Andrea Belotti.

  • Manchester United cooled interest due to £84m (€100m) release clause
  • Cairo claims Torino intend to keep striker
  • Belotti scored 28 in 38 last season
  • Serie A club won’t allow Belotti to leave for anything under his release clause (€100m)

Cairo is determined to keep hold of Belotti this summer despite rumoured interest from Arsenal, AC Milan and PSG.

Speaking recently, Torino’s president reiterated that the Italian club have the 23-year-old tied down until 2021, and that the player is happy where he is. He was also insistent that no approaches have been made from any club so far.

“With Belotti we’re tied to him until 2021,” Cairo told Tuttomercatoweb [via Independent].

“Then clearly it’s very important that he remains happy as I hope he is. 

“There’s been no contact with Milan, nor Paris Saint-Germain, these are more journalistic stories.”

Cairo previously insisted that Torino won’t sell for anything under Belotti’s £84m (€100m) release clause, saying, “It is important to understand what he wants to do, regardless of the buyout clause,” Cairo said. In my opinion, he wants to continue to play for Torino. He will busy with the national team and his wedding is on Thursday and I am invited.

“I want to keep him because he has a contract until 2021. Only for €100m will I sell him for, but he always the right to refuse to move.” 

The Italy international scored 28 goals in 38 appearances last season, 26 of which were in Serie A. Therefore, it’s understandable that Belotti is receiving so much attention.