Monday August 1 2011
Toro ponder Cigarini swoop

Promotion chasing Serie B side Torino have confirmed an interest in Luca Cigarini of Napoli.

"He's a very appetising player," Toro President Urbano Cairo confirmed.

"Even though we probably need a tackling midfielder more than a playmaker, he is a player that we like."

The former Italian Under-21 international has returned to Naples this summer after spending last term on loan at Sevilla.

Cigarini will be released by the Stadio San Paolo outfit this summer given that he doesn't fit into the plans of boss Walter Mazzarri.

A return to Atalanta, the club where he grew up as a youngster, has also been suggested as a possible destination for the 25-year-old.

Bologna have shown an interest in the midfielder too. He is contracted to the Azzurri until June 2014.

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