Tottenham may have been handed a lifeline in any potential chase of Andrea Belotti, with Sky Sport Italia now reporting that AS Roma are not prepared to meet Torino’s asking price for the striker.
It was reported last summer that Tottenham had an offer of around €50m (£46.3m) rejected by Torino for Belotti and the North Londoners have been backed to make another attempt to sign the experienced striker this summer (La Stampa via TuttoMercatoWeb).
Fabrizio Romano revealed earlier this week that the Italian international, who is into the final year of his contract, is no closer to penning a new deal with Torino and that his future continues to be up in the air.
Some reports in the Italian press previously installed Roma as the favourites to snap up the 27-year-old, suggesting that Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing him to the Stadio Olimpico.
However, if the latest update by Sky Sport Italia is to be believed, Spurs might still be in with a chance of snapping up Belotti, with Roma’s move for the striker hitting a roadblock.
The report explains that Torina are demanding €30m (£25.5m) for the Italian international, a fee which the Giallorossi consider to be excessive since the striker only has 12 months left to run on his deal.
Spurs Web Opinion
I am a huge fan of Belotti and believe that he has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League.
With reports indicating that Nuno wants to switch to two up front next season and is thus seeking another striker, we could certainly do a lot worse than the Italian.
However, the difficulty in snapping up the Torino star would be in convincing him to make the switch to Spurs. Mourinho would be able to promise him a regular place in the starting eleven at Roma, something Nuno and Paratici would not be able to.
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