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Belotti available for only €25m; Dortmund looking at Haaland replacement — reports

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Be frugal or break the bank?

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Chelsea are said to have an interest in Torino’s Andrea Belotti. While the Italy international does have a €100m release clause, his contract expires in 2022, and with the 27-year-old not looking to extend his deal, it is expected that Torino would make him available for a cut-price deal, especially in light of the current economy. Earlier reports placed the figure at €40m-50m, but Belotti could be available for just half that.

According to Corriere dello Sport and Torino Granata, Belotti could depart for as little as €25m. AC Milan and Roma are said to be the prime suitors — Dusan Vlahovic is another target for both of them — with Chelsea distant observers of the situation. As expected, the report also notes that a transfer to the Blues will only take place should a current attacker from our roster depart. Alongside the aforementioned three clubs, the likes of Fiorentina, Sevilla, AS Monaco and Leicester City are said to have some semblance of an interest in Belotti, who clearly does not want to languish at Torino any longer.

Over in Germany, Borussia Dortmund have reportedly started looking at replacements for everyone’s desire, Erling Braut Haaland. According to the Independent, BVB are monitoring Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic, in whom West Ham and RB Leipzig are said to have an interest as well.

However, West Ham will only be able to afford the 23-year-old on a loan deal — unless they qualify for next season’s Champions League — and this could put Dortmund in a stronger position, since they will have plenty of funds if and when Haaland moves on.

Kalajdzic has scored 14 goals and provided 4 assists for Stuttgart in 29 appearances this season. His current contract with the Bundesliga side runs until 2023.