Man Utd and Chelsea ready to battle for the services of 30 goals in 38 games striker

Manchester United face missing out on Torino striker Andrea Belotti to Premier League rivals Chelsea, according to reports.

Belotti has enjoyed a fantastic season in Italy, scoring 30 goals in 38 games in all competitions, and will be the subject of much speculation this summer.

The 23-year-old has an £84million release clause written into his current contract and Jose Mourinho’s United are said to be monitoring his situation.

The Red Devils have been repeatedly linked with the 23-year-old recently and after Zlatan Ibrahimovic was ruled out for several months, Mourinho is expected to sign a frontman during the summer window.

While reports claim United are ready to spend £170million on Belotti and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, Mourinho could be set for disappointment in his pursuit of the Italian.

Sky Sport Italia say Belotti will only consider moving to a club that can offer him Champions League football and United are yet to secure their place for the 2017-18 campaign.

Mourinho’s charge are one point behind fourth-placed Manchester City in the table, meaning they may need to win the Europa League to make a return to the Champions League.

United face Spanish outfit Celta Vigo in the first leg of their semi-final clash on Thursday, before the return fixture at Old Trafford takes place the following week.

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