Race to Capture Torino Star on Expiring Deal is Wide Open

Andrea Belotti has not committed to any team, and Torino are not totally out of the race. Milan have opted to onboard Divock Origi as a free-agent signing after expressing early interest. The striker does not lack suitors, both in Italy and abroad, though.

According to TuttoSport, Fiorentina, Atalanta, and Roma are the most probable landing sports. The Viola are unlikely to pick up Krzysztof Piatek’s option to buy and would pair him up with Arthur Cabral. La Dea would go after him if either Duvan Zapata or Luis Muriel departed.

The Giallorossi asked for Belotti last summer, but Torino requested €15M. José Mourinho is a fan, but he would back up Tammy Abraham in the Italian Capital. He is a fallback for Inter if their priority plans went pear-shaped, as they are looking for an alternative to Edin Dzeko.

The Italian forward was also linked to Napoli, but their director Cristiano Giuntoli shut the door: “With Victor Osimhen, Andrea Petagna, and Dries Mertens currently on the roster, we are not considering any offensive addition. He is a great player, but he is not on our list.”

Torino president voiced his pessimism about retaining Belotti yesterday. According to Tuttomercatoweb, Nice made a serious inquiry, but they need to qualify for the Champions League to become a real option. Newcastle and West Ham touched base from the Premier League, while Toronto FC submitted the richest offer. He would join Lorenzo Insigne in Canada.

Ivan Juric spoke about Belotti earlier today: “He is really strong when he is fit. I like him on a human level too. He is very generous and honest. I believe him when he says that he will decide at the end of the season. I would be super happy if he stayed.”