Torino forward Andrea Belotti says he is keeping his head down after reports linking him with a move to Arsenal emerged over the weekend.
The Italian club’s sporting director Gianluca Petrachi told reporters that the Gunners had bid £56million for the 23-year-old but the London club have since distanced themselves from any approach for the striker.
‘I have to continue like this, I can not let it go to my head. I always have to work, I hope to play a good 2017 to conquer my dreams . The Premier? I do not think about it, I just think of Il Toro [Torino’s nickname] and doing well here, then we will see.’
It is unlikely that the Gunners would have bid such a substantial figure for Belotti. Despite having an excellent start to the 2016/17 season with 14 goals in 19 games in all competitions, it is the forward’s first prolific season in Serie A after scoring 12 and six league goals in his previous two campaigns in the top flight.
The Italian international no doubt has a promising future ahead of him but with Arsene Wenger already having Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Lucas Perez all firing in the goals, it is more likely a move for Belotti would only take place if one of them departs.