The London rivalry between Arsenal and Chelsea is about to be rekindled this summer, but it will not be on the football pitch.
As the transfer window kicks in, the London duo are set to overhaul their playing staffs this summer. The search for credible players to join their teams has led them to lock horns again.
The FA Cup finalists are reportedly both interested in signing Torino striker, Andrea Belotti.
The Italian is one of the most sought-after attackers this summer and is set to leave the Italian team after scoring 25 Serie A goals this season.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to sign the attacker to help reduce the goalscoring burden on Diego Costa ahead of a large number of games next season. There is also a possibility that Diego Costa could quit the Blues this summer, and Conte believes that Belotti is set to replace him.
Arsenal is undergoing a major summer overhaul and may lose Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil this summer. Arsene Wenger hopes that signing Belotti would signal to the duo that they are ready to challenge some of the continent’s best teams.
Belotti has a release clause which has been set at £85 million, and the club is adamant that they would only discuss the player’s transfer when a club meets that amount.