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Chelsea Switch Focus To £87m Hitman After Man Utd Agree £75m Deal For Top Target

Chelsea have turned their attention to signing Torino striker Andrea Belotti after Man Utd hijacked their proposed move to land Everton’s Romelu Lukaku

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, Chelsea turn their attention to Andrea Belotti…

Chelsea have turned their attention to signing Torino striker Andrea Belotti after Manchester United hijacked their proposed move to land Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, according to a report in the Metro.

Antonio Conte is desperately trying to bring in a top class striker after making it clear to Diego Costa he isn’t in his plans for next season and the Blues were hotly tipped to win the race to sign Lukaku.

The Liverpool Echo reported last month that Chelsea had opened formal negotiations with Everton after Conte had made Lukaku his prime target and it seemed like just a matter of time before the Belgian international would be heading back to Stamford Bridge.

However, the west Londoners struggled to agree terms with the Merseysiders and it seems that delay opened the door for United as the BBC were one of several media outlet to claim yesterday that the Manchester giants have agreed a £75m deal with Everton to sign Lukaku this summer.

Jose Mourinho is also in the market for a new front-man after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the reports suggest United are confident of wrapping-up their proposed deal swiftly to allow Lukaku to fly-out on their pre-season tour on Sunday.

This news has dealt a hammer blow to Chelsea but it doesn’t look like Conte is hanging around as the Metro are citing a report coming from Mediaset’s Premium Sport that claims the Blues have now set their sights on Belotti.

The Italian international has forged a reputation as one of the hottest strikers in Europe after scoring 28 goals for Torino last season and his form has caught the eye of several top clubs.

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The Metro suggest that Chelsea have now made Belotti their priority target ahead of Alvaro Morata but Torino insist the 23-year-old will only leave if his £87.6m buy out clause is met in full.

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will be prepared to pay that kind of money as surely if they are ready to spend £87m on Belotti then they would have just matched United’s £75m offer for Lukaku?

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Either way, it seems Chelsea are going to try their luck in signing the Italian hitman and I think he’d be an excellent signing for the Premier League champions if they could get a deal agreed.



  1. True Blue

    July 7, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Belotti is a better player than Lukaku.
    Conte preferred Belotti all along.
    No harm done.

  2. Alfred

    July 7, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Belotti is 120% better than Lukaku. Chelsea should try by all means to sign him. At all cost. He is worth the price tag on him.

  3. Sopuru Vitus

    July 7, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Yeah; Belloti is far better than Lukaku, so get him and let the big fish go……….. Even if is Morata, I preffer him more than Lukaku……

  4. Emenalo, Sopuruchukwu Vitus

    July 7, 2017 at 10:09 am

    And Belloti worth the price tag on him………… 250% better than Lukaku………….. Why worrying?
    Lets get him please.

  5. John kelvin onyekachukwu

    July 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Yeah Belloti is better than lukaku let go for him

  6. Otte martin

    July 7, 2017 at 11:13 am

    yeah,i think belotte is perfect like dragba.

    • Kwesi Nicholson

      July 7, 2017 at 11:42 am

      It is not by chance that we lost the chase for Lukaku may be he is not the perfect man for the chelsea is to pave the way for a more prolific striker pls lets do what it takes to get BellotI he is the perfect man for the job

  7. charles

    July 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Belotti would be a perfect signing for Chelsea.


    July 7, 2017 at 11:51 am

    belloti is 10000% far better than lukaku

  9. curtis Momoh

    July 7, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    It is no doubt a blessing to throw away Lukaku. Belloti the ordained striker I affirm.

  10. Aloysius

    July 7, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    belloti is 100% batter than lukaku let us go for him pls tnks.

  11. Isuwa

    July 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Chelsea need a forward with extra goal senses, NOT Lukaku. Up next eitt Morata or Beloti. #UpBlues

  12. shevy

    July 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    pls sir go for morata i beg sir

    • Ayodele Ogunlade

      July 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      Buy both Bellotti and Moratta. Two top strikers are not too much for a team participating in four fronts including champion league.

  13. victor

    July 7, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Belloti is more than romelu million times, of course we have not land him intentionall plz boss go 4 morata i beg.

  14. victor

    July 7, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Belloti is more than romelu million times, of course we have not land him intentionall plz boss go 4 morata i beg.

  15. Femi

    July 7, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Belloti is preferable, please do what it take to bring Him

  16. Austin

    July 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    belloti is d man for d blues cos he’s a modern day 2 legged player unlike lukaku

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