Club chief sends warning to Man United about 23-year-old striker

Torino do not want to sell Andrea Belotti for anything less than his £87m release clause, says the Italian club's president

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Italy striker Andrea Belotti Photo: Andrea Belotti / Twitter

Torino president Urbano Cairo has insisted he won’t sell reported Manchester United target Andrea Belotti this summer unless his release clause is met.

There have been reports in recent days suggesting that the Red Devils could be set to make a bid to sign the Italian forward as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his attacking options at Old Trafford.

Belotti is said to have a release clause of around £87m in his contract with the Serie A club and Torino chief Cairo says the Italian club do not want to sell the forward this summer.

Cairo told Gazzetta dello Sport: “I’m not thinking about selling Belotti.

“Belotti is my player, we only renewed his contract recently. Our objective is to keep him.

“After that, there is a release clause that would make me obliged to sell him, providing someone came in with €100m (£87m) from abroad.

“Let’s see. I haven’t talked to him yet because he is currently with the national team.

“We will see how things go. Our intention would be to keep him.”

Belotti was in fine form for Torino last season as he scored 26 goals in 35 league appearances.

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Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as Mourinho prepares his team for a return to the Champions League next season.

The Red Devils finished sixth in the Premier League but won the EFL Cup and Europa League last term.

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