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Monday September 17 2018
Cairo: ‘Why even have VAR?’

Torino President Urbano Cairo declares “it’s not worth having” VAR, after Alex Berenguer’s goal against Udinese was disallowed.

The Spaniard thought he had opened the scoring after 11 minutes, but the linesman had his flag up early for offside, meaning the Video Assistant Referee couldn’t be consulted.

Replays showed that it was a very tight call, and the winger may well have been onside when the ball was played.

“I’ve always been in favour of VAR from the start,” Cairo told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday September 13 2018
Cairo: ‘No Torino objectives’

Torino President Urbano Cairo won’t say they’re aiming for Europe - “it’s important to move forward one game at a time, then we’ll see”.

The Granata spent big this summer, with most assuming that they’re aiming to return to the Europa League.

“I’m satisfied with our start,” Cairo explained to reports at the Festival dello Sport.

“We had an undeserved negative result against Roma, then showed good things against Inter and Spal.

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Tuesday August 28 2018

Cairo: ‘I’d keep Ljajic but…’

Torino President Urbano Cairo calls Adem Ljajic “one of those players I’d always keep”, but admits the Serbian might want to leave.

The playmaker has been heavily linked with an exit before the end of the transfer window, despite Granata fans insisting he should stay.

“If we were to be deprived of Ljajic it’d only be due to him being unhappy,” Cairo explain on Radio 24.

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Saturday August 25 2018
Cairo: 'Falque not for sale'

President Urbano Cairo said “never remotely considered” selling Sevilla target Iago Falque, but M’Baye Niang and Adem Ljajic could leave Torino.

The Granata started their Serie A campaign with a last-gasp 1-0 defeat to Roma, beaten by a late Edin Dzeko volley, and face Inter tomorrow evening.

“It won’t be easy, as Inter are a very good team that many consider to be the main challengers to Juventus this season, but we still go there to play open and attacking football,” assured Cairo.

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Sunday August 19 2018
Cairo hails Torino investment

Torino President Urbano Cairo said he “had never invested so much” in the transfer market after signing Simone Zaza and Roberto Soriano.

The Granata begin their campaign against Roma at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“We had never invested so much in a single transfer window, but we really wanted to do well,” Cairo told Radio Sportiva.

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Friday August 17 2018
Zaza: 'Dream achieved at Torino'

Simone Zaza celebrates his move from Valencia to Torino. “It was my dream to return to Italy and I achieved it.”

The striker signed on for a €2m loan with obligation to buy at the end of the season for another €12m.

“I am very happy and thank President Urbano Cairo and Toro, because they allowed me to achieve my dream of coming back to Italy,” said the 27-year-old.

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Tuesday July 24 2018
Cairo: No El Sha for Toro

Urbano Cairo insists Stephan El Shaarawy is not a target for Torino as the President faces calls to step aside.

Toro were reportedly working on a deal to bring in El Shaarawy, whose future at Roma looks bleak, given their influx of new attackers, but Cairo made it clear Coach Walter Mazzarri did not want any more forwards, while playing down a petition for him to leave the club.

“El Shaarawy’s a present that risks not being opened,” he told ANSA.

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Thursday July 19 2018
‘Torino won’t sign a striker’

Torino President Urbano Cairo says no new striker will arrive this summer “even in the case of a sale”.

The Granata have been active on the transfer market this summer, but the owner has ruled out the arrival of someone like Simone Zaza.

“We’re at a good point,” Cairo explained to Gazzetta dello Sport.

“We have closed important deals such as Izzo, Bremer, Meité, quality and expensive players, €26m in all.

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Friday July 6 2018
Cairo: ‘Belotti and Sirigu staying’

Torino President Urbano Cairo confirms Salvatore Sirigu and Andrea Belotti are “happy to stay” with the club.

Sirigu was linked with a move to Napoli this summer, but they’ve signed Orestis Karnezis and Alex Meret to cover their goalkeeping situation.

“We wanted to keep all the big players and we’re doing it without talking about it,” Cairo told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Sirigu, for example, was the subject of interest from big teams but we wanted to keep him. He was happy to stay, as was Belotti.

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Friday June 22 2018
Toro: Verissimo yes, Zaza no

Torino owner Urbano Cairo is ‘hopeful’ of bringing in Santos defender Lucas Verissimo but ‘doesn’t think’ Simone Zaza will arrive from Valencia.

Torino are reportedly on the verge of signing Verissimo in a deal worth €7.5m plus bonuses, while Zaza has been put forward as a possible alternative to Andrea Belotti.

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