Belotti heading towards Torino departure?
Striker Andrea Belotti was absent from Torino's kit launch ahead of the new Serie A season, further fuelling speculation that he is set for a big-money move this summer.
Belotti scored 26 times in 35 Serie A appearances for Torino last season and has been strongly linked with both Milan and Chelsea.
The fact that Belotti, the star of Torino's team and their most marketable player, was missing from the Turin-based side's new shirt launch could be a strong sign that he is ready to seek pastures new.
The Italy international has a €100m release clause in his contract but is being linked with a switch for less than that figure.
Milan have been rebuilding their team with fervour this transfer window and have added some big names like Hakan Calhanoglu, Andre Silva, Ricardo Rodriguez and have most recently prized away Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci -- who took out a full-page ad in a local newspaper to thank the Old Lady on Saturday.
Milan have also emerged as the most likely destination for Belotti, with the reports in Italy of player reportedly agreeing personal terms with the club. Torino president Urbano Cairo has already rebuffed previous suitors by saying that he would not settle for anything below the exorbitant release clause, but it appears that Milan are close to striking a deal.
Milan have reportedly made an offer of 40 million euros and also thrown in M'Baye Niang and Gabriel Paletta, but it appears that Torino want 80 million euros alongside the two players in order to complete the deal.