Torino president Urbano Cairo had admitted that Andera Belotti, who is rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar, is unlikely to sign a new contract at the Serie A club.
Belotti has been a consistent performer for Torino since moving to the club in 2015 and is widely considered one of the most reliable number nines in Italian football.
However, the 27-year-old’s current contract at Turin runs out at the end of the season and the club have not managed to tie him down to a new deal so far.
The Italy international has been on Tottenham’s radar for a long time, with the North Londoners reportedly seeing an offer of around €50m (£46.3m) for the 27-year-old rejected by Torino in the summer of 2020.
Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma were credited with an interest in snapping up the Italian international this summer but the striker once again ended up staying put at Turin.
The striker is not having a season to remember this time out, having found the back of the net just twice in 9 Serie A appearances so far.
When asked about Belotti’s future at Torino, Cairo said (via Fabrizio Romano): “I don’t see big chances to extend his contract, but we’ll see.”
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Romano also went on to reveal that Torino have offered Belotti a new deal but the striker is stalling on putting pen to paper.
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I have always been a big fan of Belotti and I believe the Italian is the kind of number nine that Conte prefers. The 27-year-old would be an excellent backup to Harry Kane but I doubt if he will want to come to Spurs to play a bit-part role.