The Italian striker has been on the lips of Europe's top clubs over the past six months after scoring 40 goals in 74 appearances for mid table Italian club Torino.
His predatory instincts had been suggested as potentially lethal before, but the recently-finished campaign saw the 23-year-old take a step up performance-wise that few believed the former Palermo man would be capable of. United later backed out and signed Belgian Romelu Lukaku from Everton for a reported transfer fee of 75 million pounds ($98.19 million). Instead, they have now been forced to look at other options.
Belotti has a release clause of €100m in his contract at the club, but is likely to leave for less, particularly if claims that he is agreed to join Milan prove correct.
Hakan Calhanoglu, Mateo Musacchio, Ricardo Rodriguez, Andre Silva, Andrea Conti, Antonio Donnarumma and Przemysław Bargiel have all joined permanently, Fabio Borini and Franck Kessie have signed on loan, while Leonardo Bonucci is a successful medical away from completing his move.
Torino launched their new home kit on Sunday and picked three outfield players to model it - but Belotti was not one of those three.
The Rossoneri are splashing the cash this summer as they revamp their squad in anticipation of a hoped for Serie A title challenge.