Chelsea supporters have reacted to reports that the club are planning to take on Arsenal for the signature of Torino striker Andrea Belotti.
Transfermarketweb claims that Antonio Conte is considering making a move for the 23-year-old when the summer transfer window rolls around.
It has been reported that Belotti has been selected as a potential replacement for Diego Costa, who recently attracted interest from the lucrative Chinese Super League.
Arsenal are also believed to be tracking Belotti, and they have their own concerns when it comes to the team’s forward line, with Alexis Sanchez’s future up in the air.
The Chile international has been in negotiations for months with the Gunners about extending his deal at the Emirates, but a conclusion is yet to be reached.
If Chelsea and Arsenal both lose their key players at the end of the season, a battle for Belotti could intensify.
He looks to be worth fighting for given that he has scored 14 goals and made three assists in 18 appearances in Serie A this season.
Chelsea fans have had their say on the potential summer arrival, and most would prefer Conte to swoop for him rather than Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata, whom they have also been linked to.
Let Costa go to China! Belotti the perfect striker for Conte's Chelsea…hmmm?
— Chinedum Emeana (@ChinedumEmeana) January 19, 2017
— SW6 News (@SW6News) January 18, 2017
No doubt Michy has potential and I like him but we should bin him with PSG interested for 40m (7m profit) and go all out for Belotti. #CFC
— ????Mr Chelsea Boss???? (@MrChelseaBoss) January 27, 2017
BREAKING: Chelsea have completed the signing of Andrea Belotti and Diego Laxalt.. Just before deadline. (Sky sports)
Exactly what I'd love
— Kay (@Cesc4Pass) January 27, 2017
Rather have Belotti tbh https://t.co/ybWpTre4H2
— Saint Alexander (@MJSINCE93) January 27, 2017
Belotti over Morata any day….
— ChelseaCorner (@CFCCorner) January 27, 2017
Andrea Belotti to Chelsea will be some good business by Marina. Hope it's true. Unite the Italians please
— 3-4-3 (@TailoredConte) January 27, 2017