Torino striker Andrea Belotti has emerged as one of Roma’s primary targets for the upcoming summer transfer window.
After six seasons, the Italian international is likely to depart the Granata when the transfer window reopens. His contract expires in June 2022 and Torino President, Urbano Cairo, has no intention of losing him for free.
According to today’s edition of Corriere dello Sport, Cairo is asking €30 million for Belotti, however, it’s likely that he will have to lower his request given that Belotti could sign with any club for free in six months.
The striker earns just over €2 million (net) per season with Torino, but Roma’s Tiago Pinto would be willing to offer him an important wage increase to €3.5 million per season.
The Portuguese executive has, reportedly, already initiated contact for Belotti, who is also admired by incoming manager José Mourinho. Like Roma, the former Chelsea boss tried to acquire him last summer when he was still with Tottenham — but his attempts were rebuked by Torino.