La Liga Champions Barcelona Steal Ahead In the Race For Andrea Belotti

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Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United might miss out on the Italian starlet after all.

La Liga Champions Barcelona have not made a great fist of trying to win their third domestic title on the trot as they have now lost some precious ground at the top of the table to Real Madrid.

The squad at the Camp Nou is currently looking a bit weak and though they are also set to lose their manager, they are already looking for additions who can make the squad better next season.

This has seen them linked with some top quality stars recently and one such player who is now closer to a move to the Catalonia is Italian star Andrea Belotti.

The 23-year old is in sensational form at the moment for Torino in Serie A where he cannot stop scoring.

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He now has 22 league goals in 24 games, which is among the best returns in Europe and this has seen him attract some of the top clubs for a move in the summer.

Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been extensively linked with a move for the striker in the summer.

But according to Don Balon, the 23-year-old Italian is bound for the Nou Camp after it was revealed that the Barcelona officials have held secret talks with the player and his representatives.

Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger had scouts watching him closely and it was also reported that they were considering meeting his release clause of £86mn at the end of the season.

However, it is now understood that Barcelona have stolen ahead in the march to land the striker this summer.

Reports further suggest that a couple of Premier League clubs have placed their offers on the table for the Italian star but it Barcelona are in the front seat for his signature come the end of the season.

Do you think Andrea Belotti will move to Barcelona this summer?


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