Chelsea are keen to sign a striker before the transfer window shuts this evening (11pm).
The Blues have launched a bid to land Celtic forward Moussa Dembele.
However, the Hoops are reluctant to part with their star man, who has scored 20 league goals so far this season.
Celtic’s stubborn resistance means Chelsea are looking at possible alternatives.
Chelsea are reportedly in talks to sign Andrea Belotti
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And Italian football writer Adam Digby tweeted: “Sky Italia reporting that #Chelsea director Michael Emenalo is in Italy to seal a deal for #Torino striker Andrea Belotti! #CFC”
The 23-year-old is billed as one of Europe’s most promising strikers having hit 16 goals in 20 games this season.
However, the player’s huge £86million release clause means Chelsea will have to smash their transfer record to sign him.
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As well as Chelsea, Belotti has also been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past.
It was reported earlier this month the Gunners had bid for him but Chelsea could succeed where they failed by meeting the player’s release clause.