Friday April 4 2014
Torino deny Cerci Juve link

Torino have categorically denied comments by agent Gianfranco Cicchetti this week that Alessio Cerci is set to join Juventus.

The Granata forward has been in excellent form this season, leading him to be linked with a move to a host of big clubs.

“We are commenting in light of a news story released on the site,” a statement on Toro’s official website reveals.

“It concerns an interview with the self-styled FIFA agent Gianfranco Cicchetti, who said that ‘Juventus had practically concluded the signing of Alessio Cerci from Torino for a fee of €20m.’

“He also said that ‘they are ironing out contract details, with only a few problems left to be resolved, and that Juventus would also pay Torino €8m for their half of the player, with Giovinco also thrown into the deal.’

“Torino Football Club communicates that this story is completely false and unfounded.

“No dialogue on this subject has taken place between Torino and Juventus. This ‘news’ is merely the fruit of Mr Cicchetti’s fantasies.”

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