Manchester United remain in the running to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti, according to a report in Italy.
Belotti, 27, has been linked with United on numerous occasions. Torino was reluctant to let go of their talisman, however. This summer could be different, however, with the striker’s contract in 2022. This situation is more pressing for Serie A wrestlers this time around and they won’t want to lose him for free in 14 months.
There is a € 100million release clause in Belotti’s contract, which no one will honor with his contract expiring.
However, according to Sport mail, Torino could accept an offer of around 25 million euros.
This price tag probably brought several contenders to the table and Transfer market, Going through Sport witness, names Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur as protagonists.
The duo have “laid eyes” on the forward, but they face competition from several other Serie A teams. In fact, “there is no shortage of offers” for him this summer.
Turin Granata recently confirmed that Chelsea had made an investigation for Belotti.
AC Milan and AS Roma have also been linked with the player, who is reportedly hungry to compete for silverware. As Torino battles relegation, Belotti could be excused for wanting to change clubs after six years at Turin.
The Italian report affirms that a renewal is not totally excluded. Torino could try to convince him to extend his contract and stay at least another year, with the promise to sell him if they miss European competition.
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United are on the lookout for a new striker with Edinson Cavani likely to leave Old Trafford this summer.
Director of Football John Murtough (via Manchester Evening News) recently told a fan forum that the club are working on summer goals.
He said: “The recruiting department needs to focus on recruiting the players of tomorrow. Those who have potential and for today, those who are ready to play for the first team now.
It remains to be seen if Belotti would fit into this range at 27.
Stretty News if to have reported “a recent offer was made to Everton ”for Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The result of the offer is not clear, but it is understood Everton value the England international at over £ 80million.
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