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Torino’s Andrea Belotti Warns Premier League Suitors He Will Only Leave Club for 1st Team Football

​Torino striker Andrea Belotti has insisted that he will only move to a big club if he is guaranteed first team football.

The Italy international caught the eye of some of the ​Premier League’s biggest sides following his performances in ​Serie A last season. The 24-year-old racked up 26 goals and cemented himself as a regular for the Italian national team.

Italy v Israel - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

​Chelsea registered interest in the striker in both transfer windows in 2017, but his £87m release clause and Torino president Urbano Cairo unwillingness to sell led to the Blues turning their attention elsewhere.

Fellow Premier League sides ​Arsenal and ​Manchester City were also linked to Belotti in the 2017 summer transfer window.

Belotti has had a less enjoyable campaign this term, having struggled with a couple of injuries and failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup with Italy.

FC Juventus v Torino FC - TIM Cup

However, big sides may still come calling again this summer and the striker has said that he would only consider a move if he could be promised a position in the starting XI.

“They tell me I should go and play in a big club which plays in the big cup competitions, but I will decide what is best for me,” the 24-year-old told Italian broadcaster Rai, as quoted by ​Evening Standard.

“I’m not interested in moving to a big club if I don’t play or get stuck on the bench. If I move, it’s to be a regular in the first team.”

Despite having some set backs this year, Belotti insists that the World Cup disappointment and the injuries are behind him and he is ready to bounce back.

Torino FC v Udinese Calcio - Serie A

“I don’t want to see pictures of the game at San Siro again,” he said, referring to the World Cup play-offs.

“Personally, after the two injuries, I’m well, both physically and mentally. Fortunately, there are lots of games coming up so I can bounce back,” he continued.

(You may also be interested in ‘​Italian FIGC Reportedly Eye Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte as Next National Team Coach’)

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