Arsenal and Chelsea have entered the race to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti, with both the London clubs looking to invest heavily in the summer to increase their potency up front. Manchester United are also interested in signing the forward, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract with the Red Devils yet to be renewed as he will miss the beginning of next season with a knee injury. The Sun reports that Arsenal and Chelsea are front-runners for Belotti's signature with the Gunners having already had a £56m ($72m) bid rejected for the striker in January, as confirmed by Torino sporting director Gianluca Petrachi.
On the one hand there is an acceptance that it will take time for him to implement his methods and recruit the type of players he needs to put his ideas into action on the pitch. The change in style is there for all to see and even in transition the team have still managed to qualify for next season’s Champions League group stages in a league battle which saw six teams vying for four spots. The manager is himself aware of the high standards to which he’ll be judged, based both on his success at previous clubs and the success of City managers before him.
Kingsley Coman has admitted that he considered leaving Bayern Munich after an underwhelming 2016-17 campaign. The France international struggled to build on his impressive first season at the club this term as he made just 19 Bundesliga appearances, in