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Milan test Torino with Belotti bid

Milan have lowballed Torino with their opening offer for Andrea Belotti

FC Torino v US Sassuolo - Serie A Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

Andrea Belotti has been rumored to be one of Milan’s main targets this summer and it looks like that rumour is now truth - Milan have made an opening offer for the star forward of Torino. However, that offer? It’s almost insultingly low. €45 million!

Milan made that offer for good reason though. Manchester United are currently chasing the forward after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to injury and after Antoine Griezmann’s transfer fell through with Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban. That offer is in place to coax Manchester United to make a move because right now, Milan are leading the chase - surprisingly.

Belotti has €100 million release clause, but that is only valid for clubs outside of Europe. Milan’s offer is a move to coax any foreign teams from hiding before making a serious move. If the clubs don’t come out, Milan may up their offer as a compliment to Torino to secure the striker for a sub €100 million fee. However, Gianluca Petrachi, the head honcho at Torino has asked that Milan stump up to meet the release clause - even if it doesn’t apply - if they want their man.

In other news, Riccardo Montolivo did his job and has asked Andrea Belotti to join him at Milan whilst the pair play for Italy!