Arsenal ‘are targeting a move for Torino and Italy striker Andrea Belotti’ this summer with ‘frontman valued at £29m and also attracting interest from AC Milan, Roma and Napoli’
- Arsenal are set for a busy summer with Mikel Arteta keen to overhaul his squad
- Torino ace Andrea Belotti is the latest player to be linked with a summer move
- Belotti has one more year left on his deal and is said to have a price tag of £29m
- A number of other clubs are also believed to be interested in moving for Belotti
Arsenal are targeting a move for Torino and Italy striker Andrea Belotti this summer, according to reports.
Belotti is currently away with his country at Euro 2020, but a number of clubs are believed to be weighing up swooping in during this window, ahead of next season.
Tuttosport claim Arsenal are among them, and also that they face fierce competition from AC Milan, Napoli, Roma and Fiorentina for his signature.
Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a move for Torino frontman Andrea Belotti this summer
The 27-year-old frontman’s contract in Turin is set to run down next summer, and Torino may be forced to sell him over the coming weeks to avoid losing him for free.
It is said they are demanding €34million (£29m) to part ways with him, and the relatively low fee may tempt Arsenal to table an offer in a bid to strengthen their options up front.
A range of reports in recent months have said that a number of the Premier League’s other so-called ‘Big Six’ clubs were also keeping tabs on Belotti.
Belotti is currently away with Italy at Euro 2020 while a number of clubs prepare to swoop in
Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham were all credited with an interest, although AC Milan were initially purported to be the ‘main candidates’ by Tuttosport.
Should Belotti be keen to move away from Italy, then Arsenal may be real contenders to snap him up – despite already having Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli in their squad.
Mikel Arteta could only guide the north London outfit to an eighth-placed finish in the top-flight, which saw them miss out on both the Champions League and Europa League next season.
Their quest to improve next year could be handed a boost by in-demand ace Belotti, who netted 13 goals in Serie A last term.
Mikel Arteta is set for a busy summer at the Emirates with Belotti his latest rumoured target
Belotti scored 13 goals in Serie A last season but has just one more year left on his contract
It appears unlikely that the player’s future will be resolved until after the European Championship, however. The showpiece draws to a close on July 11.
Belotti has so far played in three of Italy’s fixtures, and is expected to continue to play a bit part now they have reached the quarter-final stage.
He is yet to score, though, and has been forced to settle for a back-up role to Lazio hitman Ciro Immobile.
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