Monday June 18 2012
Torino chasing Fiorentina’s Cerci

Torino have not given up hope of signing Fiorentina’s Alessio Cerci despite new Coach Vincenzo Montella insisting that the player would not be sold.

Cerci hasn’t always had the best relationship with Fiorentina fans, but he has received the backing of incoming boss Montella for next season – but that hasn’t deterred Torino.

The Turin club believe that despite Montella’s vow to keep the player in a purple shirt, a bid of €4m could tempt them into agreeing a transfer.

La Stampa claims that such is Torino’s desire to land Cerci, 24, that they could offer experienced striker Rolando Bianchi in exchange.

The much-travelled Bianchi, who also has experienced problems with his own fans recently, could be attractive to Fiorentina as they need a target man to compliment Stevan Jovetic in attack. 

It remains to be seen whether they would be willing to lose Cerci after Montella specifically requested that he stays.

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