Tottenham have reportedly seen their initial approach for forward Andrea Belotti turned down by Torino.
Spurs are understood to be in the transfer market for a striker after loaning Troy Parrot and have identified the Italy international as a possible transfer target.
However, they first approach for the forward seem to have received a negative feedback from the Italian side, according to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio.
Per the transfer guru, the Premier League outfit submitted a deal to sign the striker on an initial loan with the option of signing later on for £46.3 million.
The Serie A side are said to be only willing to listen to offers of just a permanent move away from Italy, and Tottenham would have reconsider their decision if they are to stand any chance of signing the Torino captain.
Belotti’s record in Italian football has been one that most teams would hope for in their team. He has 92 goals in 192 appearances for Torino and has been such a consistent performer for a number of season.
Belotti is a striker who is able to utilise his strength to the maximum and has the ability to bully his marker anywhere around the penalty area.
The Italian is also fast with and without the ball and he is capable of tracking back to win possession any time his team is found wanting – a typical characteristic of a Jose Mourinho type of player.
Another headache for on the player’s side will be the fact that he will only be considered as a second fiddle to first choice Harry Kane, who has struggled with injuries in recent seasons.
His physique and attributes are one that fits the profile of a Premier League player considering he is a well-proven marksman. He had previously been linked to Manchester United and Chelsea.