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Report: Everton’s Ancelotti chasing Torino star Belotti

Andrea Belotti

Torino’s Italian forward Andrea Belotti heads the ball during the Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) quarter final football match AC Milan vs Torino on January 28, 2020 at San Siro stadium in Milan. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

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Could Andrea Belotti finally be leaving Torino?

The striker was linked with Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, but has stuck it out in Piedmont due in part to a nine-figure release clause.

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Now he’s being linked with a move to Everton, where Belotti would play under Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Belotti arrived in Turin from Palermo in 2015 and has 85 goals in the ensuing four seasons, including a career-high 26 in the 2016/17 Serie A campaign.

It would be a pretty big buy considering Ancelotti has homegrown striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin absolutely humming at Goodison Park.

DCL is 3 1/3 years younger than Belotti and has 13 PL goals this year, four more than Belotti’s Serie A total. But Belotti is a better passer and defender.

The report says Manchester United, Napoli, Milan, and Fiorentina are also eyeing up Belotti, and that Ancelotti has long admired the Italian.