Conte Boost As Striker Target Demands Move Ahead Of Possible £80m Chelsea Switch

By on July 18, 2017

Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, the latest on Chelsea’s pursuit of Andrea Belotti…

Chelsea have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Andrea Belotti after the £80m-rated striker told Torino he wants to leave this summer, according to a report in the Express.

Antonio Conte is desperately trying to buy a top class striker after informing Diego Costa he is no longer in his plans for this season and the Blues have so far been frustrated in their pursuit of several targets.

Chelsea missed out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United and have failed to agree deals for Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Real Madrid hitman Alvaro Morata.

However, Belotti has also been touted as a potential target and the Premier League champions could have more luck this time around as the Express are reporting that the Italian has informed Torino he wants to join a bigger club.

The newspaper are citing Tancredi Palmeri as the source of the information with the Italian journalist claiming that it’s now up to interested clubs such as Chelsea to pay Belotti’s £80m asking price.

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Palmeri is quoted by the newspaper as saying:

“Belotti has asked to Torino to go to bigger club. Now up to Chelsea and Milan to offer 90ish millions of €…”

We’ll have to wait and see whether Chelsea are now prepared to meet that asking price but Belotti would be an exciting addition if the Blues were to lure him to West London this summer.

The Italian international has just come off the back of a superb campaign that saw him score 28 goals in just 38 games for Torino to forge a reputation as one of the best strikers in Europe.

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Therefore, the 23-year-old would provide a real goal-threat up front and I’m sure Conte will be urging his Chelsea bosses to get a deal over the line as quickly as possible before his preparations for next season are overshadowed.

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75 Comments

  1. T.Richard

    July 19, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    if chelsea board are really searching for a real striker,then why not go for andrea belotti? thereis a say better soup na money.lets all go for the italian torino man!

  2. Bassey

    July 19, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Chesea pursuit of Andrea Belotti wil be and ideal possible replacement of Costa in the line up and an ideal possible investment of the club

  3. Odinga Raphael

    July 19, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Belloti knows where the goal is. He’s also at the righ . Stop wasting time.

  4. Bill

    July 19, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I think Alvaro Morata will be of more value to Chelsea

  5. Mozay bankz

    July 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Chelsea should go for Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he has d quality of a good striker

  6. Fefelo

    July 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Belotti and swanse attacker is ok for us

  7. Shivnath

    July 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Belloti is a powerful, experienced & accurate striker. He has good movement in final third & lethal strike. Can adjust to new system under Italian genius: Conte. Just imagine his goal scoring prowess with help from various angles from Hazard, Willian, Pedro & Cesc…

  8. Martyn

    July 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Morata and Llorente (Swansea) would be the ideal signings for the striker position. Having Morata and retaining Michy as our reserve striker is another .

  9. Austine Mangaro Kazungu

    September 5, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I’m really not happy with Chelsea board coz they were not able to sign d first chance priority, ****** why this happened?

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