Done deal! Andrea Belotti will be a Gunner for record breaking deal

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Fresh from beating them in the FA Cup final, Arsenal are now ready to beat Chelsea to the signing of one of Europe’s deadliest goalscorers too.

The Gunners emerged victorious in Saturday’s showpiece at Wembley thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey in each half.

The result makes Arsenal the most successful team in FA Cup history, securing their 13th title, with manager Arsene Wenger at the helm for seven of those wins.

And now Wenger has identified the striker he wants to sign to try and challenge for the Premier League title next season, according to The Sun.

Arsenal are leading the chase to sign Torino’s Andrea Belotti, who has hugely impressed during a campaign in which he has scored 27 goals in all competitions.

The 23-year-old is one of Europe’s most sought-after strikers, though the Serie A club will demand as much as £85 million for him.

The Gunners are in need of more firepower up front and have identified Belotti as the man they need, though Antonio Conte is also a fan.

Chelsea have long tracked the Italian striker and had seen him as a viable alternative to Romelu Lukaku if they are unable to prise the Belgian away from Everton.

Former Palermo man Belotti has scored 25 times in Serie A, behind only Napoli’s Dries Mertens and Roma’s Edin Dzeko, while he also laid on five assists.

 

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