Torino striker Andrea Belotti has responded to reports of interest from Arsenal after claims the Gunners had bid for his services.
Gianluca Petrachi, the club’s sporting director, has claimed Arsenal have made a bid of £55.7m for the striker which had been turned down by the Serie A side.
Some media outlets have subsequently claimed that Arsenal have not made an offer for Belotti, although there has been no official word from the club.
Belotti, who is enjoying a superb campaign with Torino, has now spoken out about his current situation.
“I have to continue like this, I cannot let it go to my head,” he told Tuttosport.
“I always have to work, I hope to play a good 2017 to conquer my dreams.”
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“I do not think about it, I just think of Torino and doing well here, then we will see.”
Confusion currently surrounds the situation with Petrachi’s comments suggesting there is definite interest from Arsenal, although conflicting reports were quick to surface.
Certainly Arsenal have no shortage of attacking options with Alexis Sanchez, Lucas Perez, Olivier Giroud all in the squad and in good form while Danny Welbeck is just back from injury.
Belotti had been tipped as a potential replacement for Giroud, however, the France international has recently insisted he is “on the verge” of signing a new deal.
Of course Sanchez’s future remains the subject of huge debate, and if the worst were to happen and he were to be sold, Arsenal would certainly have the funds available for Belotti.