Chelsea are set to battle Arsenal for the signature of Torino star Andrea Belotti, according to reports.

The 23-year-old forward has been heavily linked with a move away from the Serie A due to his impressive displays for his club with Arsenal said to in the race to sign him as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez who has refused to renew his contract at the Emirates with reports that he wants a bumper pay rise to stay with the Gunners.

Chelsea are also said to preparing for the exit of Diego Costa next summer and also being tipped to move for Belotti who has scored 14 goals in 18 appearances for Torino this season.

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Reports in the Transfermarketweb claim that the Blues have joined Arsenal in the pursuit of the highly rated striker and could move for him next summer.

Ian Marmion, Director of Trading at BetStars said: “When the January transfer window opened Arsenal appeared the clear frontrunners to snap up Andrea Belotti from Torino but Chelsea have now emerged as their market rivals to sign the Italian striker”

Although, it is understood that Chelsea are becoming interested in the forward and has shortlisted to be one of the potential replacements for Diego Costa next summer.

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