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Arsenal have submitted a £56m offer for the Torino striker Andrea Belotti according to the club’s sporting director, Gianluca Petrachi.
Petrachi has also confirmed that the offer has been rejected and the Serie A club does not intend to sell the top quality striker anytime soon.
We received and refused a €65m (£56m) offer from Arsenal for Andrea Belotti, but it does not reflect the value of the player. Anyway, he is going nowhere for now. We want to enjoy him, and then we’ll see what happens.
Belotti has been in red hot form this season and has scored 17 goals in 21 games for club and country so far. It is clear that Arsenal need a striker if they are to maintain the pressure on the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool, therefore Wenger’s move for Belotti is not a surprise.
The 23-year-old is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in Serie A right now and Torino’s decision to hold on to him is perfectly understandable at this stage of the season.