Andrea Belotti “is even better than Gabriel Batistuta”, according to former England boss Fabio Capello.
The Torino striker has been linked to a host of clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal following a superb season in Italy that sees him as the joint-top scorer in Serie A on 23 goals.
Reports have indicated that any potential suitors will have to pay his €100 million (£86.6m) release clause in his contract.
Capello, whose last job in football was as coach of Russia, can understand the high interest in the striker and rates him higher than the Argentine great Batistuta
“He is one of the best strikers in Europe,” Capello told Radio Anch’io Sport.
“He knows how to move and can do everything.
“He is fast and powerful, and technically perhaps he is even better than Batistuta.”