Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal fighting for Serie A goal machine: £83.7m will seal signing

TORINO striker Andrea Belotti is being chased by a trio of Premier League clubs.

The 23-year-old is attracting admiring glances after firing 15 goals in 20 Serie A games this term.

Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are in the race, according to TransferMarketWeb.

But they reportedly face competition from AC Milan, who are on the brink of being sold to a Chinese consortium.

Italy international Belotti is under contract until 2021 but has a release clause that non-Italian clubs can activate for £83.7m.

Torino chief Gianluca Petrachi last month claimed that he rejected a mammoth bid from Arsenal.

He said: “We received and refused a €65m (£56m) offer from Arsenal for Belotti.

“But it does not reflect the value of the player.”

Despite the speculation over his future, Belotti has insisted he is solely focused on Torino.

He said: “I have to continue like this, I cannot let it go to my head.

“I always have to work, I hope to play a good 2017 to conquer my dreams.

“The Premier League?

“I do not think about it, I just think of Torino and doing well here, then we will see.”

Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty played with Belotti at former club Palermo and believes he has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League.

“Although he was only young, he had the footballing brain of a senior pro,” Lafferty said.

“A good listener, always willing to learn, he’s a great character and would be great in any dressing room.

“He’s an out-and-out striker who holds the ball up well, is great in the air and has a very good eye for goal.

“There’s no reason why he can’t make it in the Premier League as he’s a willing worker and will go to great lengths to benefit the team.”

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