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London rivals battle for Andrea Belotti

London rivals battle for Andrea Belotti

Chelsea, Arsenal keen on Belotti

Football Transfer Centre

Premier League duo Chelsea and Arsenal could reportedly go head-to-head in the race to sign Torino marksman Andrea Belotti in the summer.

The Italy international has had a top season with the Turin-based club after having netted 27 goals in just 32 appearances in all competitions.

As a result, his interest has heightened among the Europe's elite, although he has a hefty £85m release clause on his contract.

According to The Sun, the Blues and the Gunners are among the key admirers of the Torino striker, who has been tipped for a big-club move this summer.

Toro chairman Urbano Cairo has already admitted that the 23-year-old could pursue a fresh move abroad with Europa League holders Manchester United also earmarked as a potential destination for the forward.

Sporting director Gianluca Petrachi previously alleged the Gunners to have failed with a £56m approach for Belotti in January, but manager Arsene Wenger was quick to dismiss the speculation.

Belotti has already made a huge impression with the Italian national side after having notched three goals in his first seven caps.