Arsenal have reportedly had a club-record bid turned down for Torino striker Andrea Belotti, sporting director Gianluca Petrachi has revealed.
The Gunners have earmarked the marksman as their top target for January following his impressive tally of 17 goals for club and country during the first half of the season.
The North London giants are now said to have tabled a €65m sum for the Italy international which has been swiftly rebuffed by the Serie A outfit.
“We received and refused a €65m offer from Arsenal for Andrea Belotti, but it does not reflect the value of the player,” Petrachi told Sky Italia.
“Anyway, he is going nowhere for now. We want to enjoy him, then we’ll see what happens.”
Belotti currently has a €100m buy-out clause in his existing deal, and it is understood that Torino will keep hold of their player for the season unless Arsenal go crazy for his signature.
The 23-year-old, who has been capped five times by Italy, has been previously associated with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United.