Saturday May 17 2014
Torino: 'We'll buy Immobile'

Torino President Urbano Cairo shook up Juventus and Borussia Dortmund. “I am prepared to buy Ciro Immobile outright.”

Immobile is co-owned by Juventus and Torino, scoring 22 Serie A goals this season for the Granata.

Borussia Dortmund have approached Juve to discuss buying the striker, but Torino insist they were never informed of negotiations and reported the two clubs to FIFA.

“I already said in my view Immobile should stay for another year, as it’d be better for Juventus, for Torino and for him, as he’d get the chance to play regularly,” Cairo told Radio Deejay.

“If he remained for another year at this level, it would raise his price-tag further and provide a profit for everyone.

“If Juve said no and wanted to sell the player, then ok, before talking to other clubs it’s right to see if Torino want to buy the other half of his contract.

“I am available. I will talk to Immobile, who will ask for a wage increase. I am prepared to buy Immobile outright and improve his contract.”

The forward is part of an impressive partnership with Alessio Cerci and both could also play together for Italy at the World Cup.

“Cerci is owned by us now and I really respect him, so I want to extend and improve his deal too. If he wants to leave, then we’ll see what to do, but this is my position.

“Coach Giampiero Ventura will also stay with us for another two years.”

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