Chelsea started negotiations with No.9 Italy international

Torino are in a precarious situation over the future of captain Andrea Belotti ahead of the summer transfer window. Italy international is consequently the subject of interest from Chelsea, Tottenham and several other teams.

Andrea has gone on to establish himself as one of the best strikers on show in Serie A since joining Torino from Palermo in the summer of 2015. A mainstay for the Granata pretty much since the off, Belotti has been the leading light for the Italian club over the last six years.

The ongoing campaign, though, has been a little slow by his standards, with the 27-year-old striker, who was made the club captain ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, managing only 11 goals and 6 assists in 26 Serie A games. Nevertheless, his stock stays as high as ever, as suggested by interest from Chelsea and Tottenham, among others.

The Blues are reportedly set to enter the transfer market for a striker this coming summer, partly due to Timo Werner’s struggles to adapt to life at the London club. In addition, Olivier Giroud is tipped to depart Chelsea post the end of the campaign, while Tammy Abraham has struggled for minutes under Thomas Tuchel.

As a result, Chelsea have opened talks with Erling Haaland. However, with Erling being chased by the who’s who of European football, it is prudent for Chelsea to keep their options open, which has seen them being linked with Romelu Lukaku, with Belotti a viable target as well.