Report: Chelsea told to pay £90m for Torino striker

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 08/07/2017

Premier League Champion Chelsea is the verge of signing Italian striker  Andrea Belotti from Torino after missing out on top summer target former Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku, according to a report.

The London side has been forced to look elsewhere as Everton striker Lukaku is expected to complete a move to Manchester United by the end of the weekend, despite the Premier League champions matching their rivals' £75m offer.

Manchester United had themselves shown an interest in Belotti earlier in the transfer window, only to be put off by Torino's hefty asking price for the striker, thought to be around £87m.

According to the Mirror that the Italian outfit now wants even more for the 23-year-old Italy international, who registered 32 goals for club and country last season.

Chelsea was willing to pay up to £90m for Lukaku and as a result, Torino wants an identical sum, meaning that an increasingly frustrated Antonio Conte may have to look further down his transfer wishlist.

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is the other player Chelsea have reportedly made an inquiry about, but the player's representatives revealed on Friday that no approach has been made by any team other than Man United.