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Chelsea set to trigger Torino strikers's £89m release clause

The Spaniard has previous experience in Serie A having spent two seasons with Juventus The Spaniard has previous experience in Serie A having spent two seasons with Juventus
Montrelle Montesinos | 18 Julio, 2017, 06:40

Alvaro Morata, of course famously played some his best football for Juventus in the Serie A (and, of course, in the Champions League) where he bagged 27 goals in 93 appearances for the Bianconeri.

But Starsport understands owner Roman Abramovich is not willing to pay over the odds this summer to frustrate Conte.

Belotti is one of the hottest properties on the transfer market at the moment, and has attracted a lot of interest from a number of Europe's elite clubs.

The prolific Aubameyang has been heavily linked with a move to China, with Chelsea also said to be in the mix to sign him, Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke having warned any interested clubs to act fast.

Belotti has a €100m release clause in his contract but that is only valid for clubs outside of Serie A, and Chelsea have been unwilling to meet that price tag.

Andre Silva has already been brought in from Porto in attack, but Milan are setting their sights on another centre-forward, with three of the top players thought to be available being targeted.

The multifunctional central midfielder only featured across 25 matches in which he couldn't manage a single goal or assist with his future under boss Carlo Ancelotti seemingly bleak especially after Corentin Tolisso joined from Lyon.

Bonucci penned a latter of gratitude for Juventus after the move.

With a long-term commitment to the Bernabeu club, Morata could enjoy more such seasons, as well as others with more exposure, depending on injuries and team configuration. So it is a blow for him really. Several other targets are set to come in, but Belotti now appears to be a priority signing.

I've always given everything, really, to the end.

Eduardo Alvarez covers Real Madrid and the Spanish national team for ESPN FC.