Torino have reportedly snubbed a £52million bid from West Ham for their leading marksman and captain Andrea Belotti. Tuttosport claim Torino president Urbano Cairo has rebuffed the ‘super offer’ for the 25-year-old Italian international forward.
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Belotti scored 26 Serie A goals for Torino three seasons ago but has managed only 25 in the past two campaigns combined. The ‘Rooster’ has a 100m euros release clause in his contract, valid only for clubs outside of Italy. And the Granata are keen to keep hold of their star, as they’re gearing up for the Europa League preliminary rounds later this month.
West Ham are looking to sign a goalscorer because Manuel Pellegrini’s options up front have been reduced this summer. Andy Carroll has been allowed to leave and the Hammers accepted a bid from Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG for Marko Arnautovic. Valencia beat the club to the signing of Maxi Gomez earlier this month, but talks have been ongoing with Eintracht Frankfurt over a potential £35million deal for Sebastian Haller.