Arsenal’s £56 Million Bid For Andrea Belotti Rejected By Torino As They Want Gunners To Match Release Clause
The Gunners are hoping to add fire-power to their squad and Arsene Wenger had identified the 23-year-old as the prime target.
However, their first bid for the highly rated striker was shot down by the Turin based club.
Torino’s sporting director, Gianluca Petrachi claimed that the club received a an offer from Arsenal but was very less in comparison to what they were looking forward to.
“We received and refused a €65m (£56m) offer from Arsenal for Andrea Belotti, but it does not reflect the value of the player.”
The Italy international has just recently signed a contract extension with the club and has a £85.7 million release clause.
Petrachi added, “Anyway, he is going nowhere for now. We want to enjoy him, then we’ll see what happens.”
“We intend to keep Belotti and president Urbano Cairo signed this important buy-out clause. I think he’s worth more than they have offered.”
However, Torino have also revealed what it will take to lure them into letting their star striker leave the club.
Torino chairman Urbano Cairo said, “In Belotti’s contract, we have fixed a €100 million release clause, so if we’ll receive this offer we can’t refuse it. But we won’t sell for less than it,”