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Andrea Belotti on Chelsea's radar

Transfer News: Chelsea reportedly interested in Andrea Belotti

According to transfer news from the club’s official site, Chelsea are lining up a summer move for Andrea Belotti. Apparently, the Torino striker is holding off on a new contract due to the club’s poor performances in the last few seasons.

The 27-year-old has been a consistent, prolific goalscorer in Serie A for Torino, season after season. However, with the Granata staring at the prospect of relegation this term, Belotti could be on the move in the summer.

FERRARA, ITALY – JULY 26: Andrea Belotti of Torino FC in action during the Serie A match between SPAL and Torino FC at Stadio Paolo Mazza on July 26, 2020 in Ferrara, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Belotti’s contract with Torino runs out in the summer of 2022. His current deal also consists of a release clause worth £100 million but he could be signed for just a quarter of that amount by Chelsea. We were linked to the forward previously back in 2017 too.

The Blues have had their problems with forwards in recent seasons, with no striker seemingly being able to nail down a starting berth. Timo Werner looks more and more like an expensive mistake. Olivier Giroud is on the wrong side of 30 and somehow Tammy Abraham is being overlooked.

Andrea Belotti of Torino FC reacts during the Serie A football match between Torino FC and Juventus FC at stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in Torino Italy, April 4th, 2021. Photo Federico Tardito / Insidefoto federicoxtardito

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Chelsea, however, are not the only club interested in Belotti, with London rivals Tottenham along with Everton also keen. Belotti has bagged 11 goals and six assists in 26 Serie A appearances this season.

At 27, he is entering the peak years of his career and has had plenty of experience at the top level in Serie A. It remains to be seen if Chelsea do launch a move for the Italian international in the summer.

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