Friday June 22 2012
Torino want Inter duo

Newly promoted Torino have asked Inter for the loans of defender Andrea Ranocchia and striker Giampaolo Pazzini.

Toro are looking to reinforce their squad to ensure Serie A survival next season and are hoping the Nerazzurri can be of some service.

Centre-back Ranocchia, who only played in 12 League games this term, is liked by boss Giampiero Ventura given their past together at Bari.

Granata chief Urbano Cairo, according to Tuttosport, has asked the Nerazzurri for the Italian international stopper.

During the discussion, he also enquired about the possibility of netting Pazzini after his problematic 2011-12 season.

The paper adds that in return for the loan of the two Azzurri, Cairo could offer Inter an option to buy Angelo Ogbonna during the summer of 2013.

Neither Ranocchia or Pazzini made the Euro 2012 squad.

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