Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has jetted over to Italy to make a move for Torino striker Andrea Belotti.
The Premier League leaders are desperate to win the race for the 23-year-old’s signature, who has a €100milion (£86m) buy-out clause, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Belotti is one of the hottest prospects in world football at the moment, following his stand-out displays for Torino in the Serie A.
The striker has bagged 14 goals in 19 league games so far this term, and has three goals in five appearances for the Italy national side.
Belotti, who is also on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s wish list, signed a new lucrative deal with Torino in December which includes the huge release clause and will only expire in 2021.
Torino sporting director Gianluca Petrachi confirmed Arsenal’s bid had been rejected earlier this month.
“Yes, we received the offer, but it does not reflect the value of the player,” Petrachi told Sky Sport Italia.
“Anyway, he is going nowhere for now. We want to enjoy him, then we’ll see what happens.
“We intend to keep Belotti and President Urbano Cairo signed this important buy-out clause. I think he’s worth more than they have offered.”
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)