Bad news Man Utd! Belotti signs new contract with €100m release clause

Bad news Man Utd! Belotti signs new contract with €100m release clause

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The Serie A striker looks set to remain at Torino for the foreseeable future – unless a foreign club with a huge amount of money comes in

Manchester United target Andrea Belotti has signed a new contract at Torino that will run until June 2021 and act a major deterrent to Premier League clubs.

The striker is believed to have had a €100 million release clause put into his contract for any non-Serie A sides attempting to purchase Belotti, which will certainly have ramped up his salary.

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Belotti, 22, has risen to prominence this year with stunning performances in 2016-17, scored 11 times in 14 games for Torino.

Belotti is rumoured to be a major Man Utd transfer target as Jose Mourinho’s men look to climb the Premier League ladder. After 14 games played, United trail Chelsea by 13 points in the English top flight.

There were reports in Italian media that Belotti had been valued at £43m (€51m) by Torino amid interest from Premier League clubs.

Man Utd scouts are believed to have been joined by Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton ones in Italy, all eager to see if Serie A’s new attacking sensation is worth the hype – and bumper pricetag.

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