Torino have reportedly rejected a huge player-plus-cash bid from Inter Milan for striker Andrea Belotti.
- Inter Milan have made massive offer for young striker
- Belotti scored 26 goals in Serie A last season
- Torino want full £86m release clause for player
According to talkSPORT via Tuttosport, Inter Milan offered £61.5m plus three players for Torino’s Andrea Belotti but the bid was turned down.
Torino are believed to be holding out for his release clause of around £85m this summer before they let him leave the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are believed to be interested but the club’s lofty asking price might put them off making an approach. The clause attached to the Torino striker only applies to teams outside of Italy so they are more keen to do business abroad.
Belotti, 23, was one of Serie A’s top scorers last season with 26 goals in 35 appearances. The striker has been likened to prolific Italian forward Luca Toni, and is known for combining physicality with a keen poacher’s instinct.
£86m is a lot of money but prolific strikers who can operate at the top level aren’t easy to find. Arsenal haven’t nailed down a centre-forward to be their first-choice next season so they may stsill entertain the idea of a marquee signing.