Chelsea on alert as Serie A side consider lowering price for 26 goal poacher

Torino president Urbano Cairo will consider lowering his €100m asking price for striker Andrea Belotti next summer if the forward’s goals begin to dry up, according to Calciomercato.com.

Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid have all reportedly expressed an interest in the Italian international over the past few months, but Torino’s insistence that any club must meet Belotti’s €100m buyout clause has put off potential suitors.

Belotti scored 26 times in Serie A last campaign but has managed just three goals in nine league appearances so far this season. A knee injury picked up a month ago has been used to partly explain why his form has dropped off this campaign, but it is clear he isn’t currently playing at the same level.

Whether that will lead to a sale next summer for a much lower fee, it remains to be seen. Chelsea, for their part, seem to have moved on to other targets with Inter’s Mauro Icardi having been heavily linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge in recent days.

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