Wednesday August 13 2014
Atleti to make Cerci offer

Torino are bracing themselves for a bid from Atletico Madrid for Alessio Cerci, it has been claimed this morning.

Tuttosport lead with the news that the Spanish champions are ready to table €16m to land the Italy international.

That is close to Il Toro’s €20m asking price, and thoughts at Vicente Calderon are that a deal could be struck between the two clubs.

The Turin-based paper believes that Giampiero Ventura’s men are already resigned to the fact that Cerci is likely to leave this summer, and are starting to draw up potential replacements.

Palermo’s Abel Hernandez is top of their list, and is expected to consider a move should an offer for him arrive.

The second option is Inter attacker Ruben Botta, who has found playing time hard to come by at San Siro.

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