€100m Chelsea striking target 'open' to AC Milan move

Frederick Owens
July 17, 2017

Belotti, who scored 26 times in 35 Serie A appearances for Torino last season, has been strongly linked with both Milan and Chelsea so far this summer.

But according to Calciomercato, the 23-year-old forward wants to join Milan having been swayed by their ambitious project, with the club making eight new signings this summer.

Antonio Conte is in dire need of a new striker after telling Diego Costa he no longer features in his plans, but the club were gazumped to the signing of Romelu Lukaku by Manchester United.

Milan have also emerged as the most likely destination for Belotti, with the reports in Italy of player reportedly agreeing personal terms with the club.

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Torino striker Andrea Belotti has agreed through his entourage to join AC Milan, but Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that his club are demanding €80m plus the exchange of M'Baye Niang and Gabriel Paletta.

The Milan giants are splashing the cash this summer as they look to put together a squad to challenge for the Serie A title next season. However, AC Milan are now said to hold a concrete interest in the centre forward, and are desperate to add him to their already incredible ranks.

Milan have offered half of Torino's asking price, €40m, but have included the two players and are willing to continue negotiations.

They have brought in the likes of Andre Silva from FC Porto; midfielders Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Franck Kessie and Andrea Conti (Atalanta), Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen) and Lucas Biglia (Lazio); and defender Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal).

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