Torino president Urbano Cairo has revealed that star striker Andrea Belotti will only be sold if a club meets his release clause.
After a stunning season with the Serie A club last year, Chelsea, AC Milan and Monaco were all heavily linked with a move for the player all summer.
Antonio Conte’s side had bid for the Italian international, yet their offer didn’t meet the Italian side’s valuation.
Given Belotti hit the headlines once again last week after his stunning bicycle kick against Sassuolo, the 23-year-old is expected to once again attract the attention of some of Europe’s biggest sides.
Although the Turin-based club are expecting more interest in their highly-rated forward, Cairo has insisted he will only leave if a team meets his €100million release clause.
“I was never afraid of losing him. The decision was mine to keep Belotti, unless someone came along ready to pay the €100m clause,” Cairo told Radio Sportive.
“Seeing as nobody came close to it, I was relaxed. He is staying with us for this season and then we’ll see. We kept him and Adem Ljajic, Iago Falque and Daniele Baselli, Antonio Barreca, Afriyie Acquah even if he had a lot of offers, and of course Joel Obi.
“We had an incredible number of proposals come in, but we kept practically everyone and added important new players.
“With a heavy heart, we parted with Marco Benassi and Zappacosta. When it came to Zappacosta, Chelsea made an offer that was simply too good to refuse.”