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Huge China offer could affect Arsenal’s transfer plans

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Tianjin Quanjian are preparing a bid for Torino striker Andrea Belotti which could increase his current salary by over ten times, according to Tuttosport (via

Belotti was linked with Arsenal earlier this month when Torino Sporting Director Gianluca Petrachi said that the Gunners had offered €65 million for the Italian international but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has denied any contact with the Italian club.

The 23-year-old signed a new contract back in early December which saw his release clause rise to €100 million. Whether a bid from China would come close to this buyout fee it is not known, but considering the huge fees being commanded for other players, you wouldn’t rule it out completely.

The salary that Tianjin Quanjian are reportedly willing to offer Belotti is said to be around €15 million-a-year, or £250,000-a-week, but it is not certain that it would be enough for Belotti as Tuttosport report the player would like to stay in Europe.

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