TURIN, Italy -- Italy forward Andrea Belotti has extended his contract with Torino until 2021 and agreed to a €100 million ($106 million) buyout clause.
Torino president Urbano Cairo made the announcement at an award ceremony on Sunday, shortly after the Turin club lost 2-0 at Sampdoria.
Cairo says the escape clause would only have to be paid if Belotti transfers to a foreign club.
Belotti, who is among the Serie A scoring leaders with 10 goals this season, has been linked to a possible transfer...
Sampdoria closed to within three points of Torino in the Serie A table with a 2-0 victory at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Torino could have gone fourth with a win, but instead it was Sampdoria who made the move, climbing to eighth place, one spot behind their opponents.
Edgar Barreto scored the opening goal six minutes after half-time, finding the net after Torino failed properly to clear a corner.
Torino pushed for an equaliser but could not find it and in the fifth minute of injury time Patrik Schick,...
Torino's sporting director Gianluca Petrachi believes that Joe Hart would like to stay with the Serie A club when his season-long loan deal ends in the summer.
Hart moved to the Granata in the summer after seeing his opportunities become limited at Manchester City following the arrival of Pep Guardiola as their new manager. His move may have raised a few eyebrows, but he has settled in well in his new surroundings and is a firm fans' favourite.
In fact, Petrachi believes he is so much at home that...