Thursday April 18 2013
Torino aim to keep wanted duo

Torino chief Urbano Cairo has no desire to let go of Angelo Ogbonna or Alessio Cerci at the end of the campaign.

The defender is of interest to a number of top sides, while Cerci has impressed following his co-ownership switch from Fiorentina last summer.

“Ogbonna is an extraordinary player, one I have blind faith in,” Cairo told Tuttosport on Thursday. “It would be excellent for us to have him in our squad for one more season.

“Cerci? I spent more time with his agent than my own family last summer,” the Granata President continued. “I’ve been repaid for that with an excellent season from Alessio.

“It is still a bit too soon to say what will happen, but I have an excellent relationship with Fiorentina. I think we can do an intelligent deal with them to get even more value out of the player.”

It is being suggested that Toro want to renew their co-ownership of the new Italian international.