Torino set for summer overhaul

Date: 1st June 2016 at 4:01pm
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glikSerie A side Torino seem poised to be major players in this summer’s transfer market.

New Granata coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is expected to revert back to a conventional four-man defence and requires fresh blood in order to implement his system and a host of names are being linked with moves to and from the club.

According to Tuttosport, the Serbian hopes to cash in on right-wingbacks Bruno Peres and Davide Zappacosta and replace them with a more defensively capable alternative.

Peres had a breakout season in Turin and is expected to fetch between €15m-€20m, with a host of top clubs showing interest including Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Inter, AC Milan and Roma, while Zappacosta has been linked with a €5 million move to Swansea City and Fiorentina.

Club captain Kamil Glik has also garnered a great deal of interest and the €13 million-rated man is being courted by Inter, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund and Leicester City.

Il Toro would then reinvest these significant funds to sign versatile defender Nenad Tomovic from Fiorentina for a reported €5 million.

Italy international Emanuel Giaccherini could be brought in for €4 million, as parent club Sunderland may be content to cut their losses on the player after the expiration of his loan deal with Bologna.

Mihajlovic is said to be an admirer of Sampdoria midfielder Roberto Soriano and desires the 25-year-old’s quality and leadership in his new midfield.

Should a move not materialize for Soriano, Udinese’s Bruno Fernandes is an alternative, after the youngster recently expressed his desire to leave the Zebrette this summer.


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