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Torino yet to receive offers for striker Andrea Belotti - club president

Torino yet to receive offers for striker Andrea Belotti - club president

Lukaku, 24, was initially tipped to join the Blues from Everton, but Manchester United managed to hijack the deal in the dying stages for a reported fee of £75m.

But the nine-time Italy worldwide is contracted until mid-2021 and Cairo said it would take €100m for an overseas club to secure Belotti's signature.

Torino have insisted any suitors will have to stump up the striker's full €100million release clause to have any chance of signing him this summer, but Zola insists he has the right qualities to succeed at the Bridge.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has urged the club's hierarchy to secure a transfer agreement for Andrea Belotti after they failed in their quest to sign Romelu Lukaku.

The 23-year-old has just come off the back of a superb campaign that saw him score 28 goals in just 38 games for Torino and it's led to speculation linking him with several top European clubs.

"As far as I know, there has been no offer from Chelsea, but we are here if it does happen".

'I want to understand his intentions, I'm happy for him to stay, not least because we've given up interesting options which didn't reach the €100m clause.

Torino have not received any formal bids for Andrea Belotti amid interest from Chelsea, with his €100 million release clause yet to be triggered. I don't want to imagine a Toro without Il Gallo.

"We'll also need to talk about a potential deadline for any sale and won't discuss it beyond that date".

'The clause is there, but we have to understand what he thinks because it's important for a player to stay with the desire to do well.

"I don't think it is possible, although the player's will is crucial", he said. "Andrea is an extraordinary lad, he has undeniable qualities".