Arsenal have been getting busy in the transfer window over the past week, which has seen the Gunners covered widely in the media across Europe.

One of the more eyebrow raising claims came from Italy, where it was reported the Premier League club could swoop to sign Andrea Belotti from Torino.

The 27-year-old striker now has less than a year left on his Torino contract, and that’s inevitably seen him dragged into the rumour mill. He played 35 Serie A games last season, scoring 13 goals and adding seven assists, a tally which will attract interest within Italy.

Belotti to Arsenal always felt like an unlikely route forward, with a move elsewhere in Serie A likelier, and a renewal at Torino still a very possible development.

Torino Granata have spoken to Giulio Tedeschi, who they describe as a ‘FIFA agent’, and he’s dismissed the idea of Belotti moving to Mikel Arteta’s side, claiming Arsenal are looking for something else in attack when it comes to the summer window.

Tedeschi, who is based in London, said: “In my opinion Belotti has the characteristics of an “Italian” striker suitable for Serie A, and this is certainly not to diminish him since I think the Italian league is the most difficult from a tactical point of view, but I don’t think he could do it in the Premier League. A huge difference. 

“The rumour has also circulated here in England but it is a hypothesis that I would feel excluded, the Gunners are looking for a left winger on the market and in attack, on paper, they already have players who are very suitable for Arteta’s game.”