The £ 29million star president could sell deals with Arsenal and Tottenham, amid lawsuits
Andrea Belotti has told Turin he is ready to stay and complete the final year of his contract, according to TuttoMercatoWEB, amid interest from Arsenal and Tottenham.
The Italian spoke to Il Toro manager Ivan Juric earlier this week at a crucial summit to discuss his future. Belotti has reiterated to the Croatian his willingness to honor the £ 68,000 per week contract currently in place until 2022.
President Urbano Cairo does not rule out selling Belotti to prevent the attacker from leaving Torino for free. The Toro boss also said the Serie A side have received a big offer for the 27-year-old, and more offers could come if Inter Milan sell Romelu Lukaku.
Reports from Corriere dello Sport earlier this week claimed that Zenit St Petersburg had made Turin an offer of 30million euros (£ 25.5million) for Belotti. However, TuttoMercatoWEB now notes that the striker declined a transfer to Russia as he was not interested in the transfer.
Roma remain a potential option for Belotti under the right circumstances, while Arsenal and Tottenham want the forward as well. That’s according to Corriere dello Sport, who notes that Spurs are still watching the Tuttosport striker the Gunners admire.
Atletico Madrid have also discussed a deal with Turin, but TuttoMercatoWEB claim Diego Simeone has ended Belotti’s signing. Il Toro values the Euro 2020 winner at 34million euros (£ 29million) and has offered him a new contract of € 4million per year (£ 65,000 per week).
Belotti gives blows to Arsenal and Tottenham with Turin position
Belotti hit Arsenal and Tottenham in their lawsuits by telling Juric he could stay in Turin this summer. North London rivals may have been hoping the Italian would move away from Serie A in order to help them lower Cairo’s valuation.
Potential costs of £ 29million would be significant for a player out of contract in less than a year. But Cairo will be confident the teams will come closer at least after Zenit’s approach, as well as the potential fall of post-Lukaku dominoes.
Cairo are also expected to increase the consequences of selling Belotti to an Arsenal or Tottenham below Turin’s value. His 13 goals and seven assists directly contributed to eight points last season, and Il Toro only avoided relegation by four points.
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