Antonio Conte tells Chelsea to make big bid to sign top 23-year-old striker – report

Chelsea are ready to make a big-money bid to sign Andrea Belotti from Torino this summer, according to reports

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Chelsea are ready to make a big-money bid to sign Andrea Belotti from Torino, according to reports in Italy.

Italian newspaper La Stampa, as quoted by Metro, is claiming that Antonio Conte has told Chelsea chiefs to make a move to try and bring the 23-year-old Belotti to Stamford Bridge this summer.

It is a move that could prove expensive for the Blues, because the striker is thought to have a release clause of around £88m in his current contract with the Serie A side.

However, the same report claims that Chelsea are ready to make a bid close to that amount as Conte looks to bring in attacking reinforcements this summer.

It is also claimed that Torino are trying to seal a deal for a replacement for Belotti by closing in on the signing of Duvan Zapata from Napoli.

Chelsea have been forced to look elsewhere for a new striker this summer after the Blues missed out on the chance to sign Romelu Lukaku, who ended up joining Manchester United this week.

The Blues are looking to bolster their attacking options this summer as Conte prepares for his second season in charge at the west London club.

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