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 By Ben Gladwell

Torino not heard from AC Milan over Andrea Belotti, not after Joe Hart

Andrea Belotti looks on during the Serie A football match between Juventus and Torino. (Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Andrea Belotti has been linked with a Torino exit this summer.

Torino president Urbano Cairo says there has been no contact with AC Milan over Andrea Belotti, while he has ruled out a return of Joe Hart to the Serie A club.

Belotti, 23, has a €100 million release clause in the contract he signed with Torino earlier this year, although that clause only applies to clubs from abroad.

It has been reported that Milan are preparing a bid for the Italy international which might tempt Torino to let him go for less than that figure, but Cairo says there has been no such talk with the Rossoneri, nor with Paris Saint-Germain.

"As far as I know, the lad is now on his honeymoon," Cairo told TMW Radio. "I'm sorry I was unable to go to Palermo for his wedding, but I sent Belotti my best.

"There has not been any contact [with Milan], nor has there been any with Paris Saint-Germain -- that's all media speculation. We have a contract with him until 2021 and we obviously want him to remain happy, as I hope he is."

Torino have also been linked with another bid for Hart, who spent last season on loan with the Serie A club from Manchester City.

The England international is considering his options after returning to City, where he is considered surplus to requirements, but a return to Torino is not on the table, according to Cairo.

"Hart came here for one year and I don't think there will be any other opportunities," he said. "It's a closed chapter."

Ben Gladwell reports on Serie A, the Italian national team and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Association. @UEFAcomBenG.


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