Milan Weigh Up Bid For Torino’s Andrea Belotti
Milan are prepared to offer big money and players to Torino in exchange for top striker Andrea Belotti. The 23-year-old striker’s future at the Turin club is in serious doubt as there are a numerous clubs interested in signing him.
English sides Chelsea and Manchester United have long been linked with a move for the Italian international, but it seems Milan could try to mess with their plans about getting a deal done for Belotti. Now it is La Stampa that claim Milan are preparing an astounding offer of €80 million plus one of Lapadula, Bertolacci or Niang to the Granata.
“My future? I am fine at Milan”, stated Lapadula after scoring a hat-trick for the Italy national team against San Marino, but Lazio, Genoa and Serie A newcomers Spal have shown interest in acquiring him. Mirabelli informed Bertolacci’s agent that the former Roma man in not in Milan’s plans for next season and is free to find a new destination. Whilst, Niang is set to return to the Serie A giants after finishing the season on loan at Watford. However, his future is uncertain as Everton are planning a €16 million bid.
Andrea Belotti, who is known to be a Rossoneri fan since young age, has a release clause set at €100 million, unfortunately applicable for only clubs outside Italy, and the Serie A outfit would not be willing to let him go for anything less than that figure.
Nonetheless, it is Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata who is still Milan’s top target for the attack. The latest report from Sky‘s Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the San Siro side have reached an agreement with Morata, as he would not oppose to an Italy return. The Spanish striker is expected to sign a 5-year contract with a salary of €8 million per season. Next week should crucial for the deal, as Milan are yet to find an agreement with the Blancos.
“If you give us more money, we will not have to choose between Belotti and Morata, and can sign both of them”, joked coach Montella after officially signing his contract renewal with the Milanese giant.