Chelsea target Andrea Belotti targeted by Atletico Madrid as Antoine Griezmann replacement

CHELSEA face competition from Atletico Madrid for Torino striker Andrea Belotti, according to reports.

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is claiming the Spanish giants are looking at the Italian hitman as a potential target next summer.

That is if Antoine Griezmann leaves the club with the Frenchman still linked with a move to Manchester United.

Belotti has become one of the most highly-rated strikers in the world after netting 32 times for club and country last season.

Chelsea were rumoured to be interested with boss Antonio Conte a big admirer of his fellow countryman.

But Real Madrid are also said to be interested as they look to add firepower to their squad who have struggled for goals this season.

Torino's president Urbano Cairo has revealed he has spoken with his Real Madrid counterpart Florentino Perez over the Italian international.

Speaking at an awards ceremony in Milan, Cairo said: "I was eating dinner with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and we were talking about contracts of players with huge release clauses and I mentioned Belotti.

"As soon as he heard of the clause for Belotti, who he didn't know, it pricked his ears.

"If the clause had only been €20m, he wouldn't have been interested."” target=”_blank” title=”Click to share on Twitter

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