Arsenal have reportedly had a club-record bid turned down for Torino striker Andrea Belotti, sporting director Gianluca Petrachi has revealed.
Recent reports indicated that Arsenal would have to shell out £50 million to land Belotti, but Petrachi's comments indicate that that figure is nowhere near the amount Torino value him at.
The director also stated the Serie A club have no intention of selling the forward.
The 23-year-old striker has scored 14 goals in 18 appearances in a stellar campaign at the Stadio Olimpico, prompting speculation over a January transfer.
"And for the time being he's not going anywhere: we want to enjoy having him around, then we'll see".
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"I do not think so", Ventura told Corriere della Sera.
So, it looks like Belotti is staying put at Torino and Arsene Wenger could be happy with the options he has at Arsenal for now. The Gunners had offered € 65 million to seal the player's transfer.
Following Torino's goalless draw at Sassuolo on Sunday, Torino president Urbano Cairo stressed the importance of respecting the clause he worked hard to insert into Belotti's contract in December.
But it would be an interesting move if we were in for the Italian global and it could suggest that Arsene Wenger is on the look-out for potential replacements for Alexis Sanchez this summer.