Wednesday January 27 2021
Report: Nicola wants Mandragora at Torino

Torino are reportedly stepping up their interest in Udinese midfielder Rolando Mandragora, currently on loan from Juventus.

The 23-year-old is currently plying his trade at the Dacia Arena, on a two-year loan from the Old Lady, but his former coach Davide Nicola wants to hijack the deal and bring him back to Turin.

The Granata coach had Mandragora both at Udinese and Crotone previously and Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reveals Torino are stepping up their interest in the midfielder.

After a meeting with the player’s representatives yesterday, the Granata plan new talks with both Udinese and Juventus.

Juventus will reportedly ask Torino to take over the two-year loan deal, with an obligation to buy under certain conditions, or an option to buy the player.

Mandragora has played nine times in Serie A this term and has played 76 times for Udinese since his arrival in July 2018.

The Friuli first signed a permanent deal with the midfielder, before Juventus bought him back and loaned him out until June 2021 with an option for a further year.