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Wednesday January 25 2017
Torino consider Deni Alar

Torino are reportedly considering SK Sturm Graz striker Deni Alar as a replacement for Maxi Lopez.

With Lopez looking increasingly likely to leave the club this January due to concerns over his inability to lose weight, reports in the Austrian media have suggested that the Granata are looking at the Austria U21 forward as an alternative.

Alar arrived at Sturm Graz from Rapid Wien in the summer, exploding onto the scene after scoring 13 goals in 19 appearances for the club.

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Sunday January 22 2017
Mihajlovic: 'Maxi Lopez can't lose weight'

Sinisa Mihajlovic criticised Torino after their 2-0 defeat at Bologna and warned “we’ve been trying for months to get Maxi Lopez to lose weight.”

Blerim Dzemaili bagged a brace at the Stadio Dall’Ara this afternoon, but Maxi Lopez was dropped despite Andrea Belotti’s ban.

“We’ve been trying for months to get Maxi Lopez to lose weight,” the Coach told Rai Sport.

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Sunday January 22 2017
Torino drop 'fat' Maxi Lopez

Torino have decided to sell Maxi Lopez after Sinisa Mihajlovic criticised the striker’s weight again.

Over the summer, the Coach famously said Maxi Lopez was so overweight that “it’s like carrying around a washing machine.”

The 32-year-old has made just 10 competitive appearances this season, scoring one goal in the Coppa Italia.

Although Andrea Belotti is suspended today, Maxi Lopez was still not called up for the trip to Bologna.

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Saturday January 21 2017
Mihajlovic: 'Don't crucify Torino'

Torino Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic urged critics to be “more realistic and not take progress for granted. Juan Iturbe was crucified, he’s not Leo Messi.”

The Granata take on Bologna on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Miha was furious after his side threw away a 2-0 lead and saw a penalty saved in the 2-2 draw with Milan on Monday night.

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Wednesday November 30 2016
Maxi Lopex 'too cold' for interview

Torino striker Maxi Lopez left before being interviewed by Rai Sport after his side's Coppa Italia win last night because he was ‘too cold’.

The 32-year-old was waiting on the touchline after scoring in the Granata’s 4-0 win over Pisa last night, but decided that he had waited too long in the cold.

Calcionews24 reports that the Argentinian quit just as the journalist was due to ask the first question, as the line of reporters had moved along too slowly.

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Tuesday October 25 2016
Miha: 'Icardi never my captain'

Sinisa Mihajlovic loses Leandro Castan for the Inter game, but the Torino Coach admits Mauro Icardi “would never be a captain in my team.”

It kicks off on Wednesday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

Defender Castan is not in the squad making the trip to San Siro due to a left thigh problem, joining Mattia Aramu on the treatment table.

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Thursday October 13 2016
Messi blocks Icardi in Argentina?

Reports claim Leo Messi siding with Maxi Lopez is the reason Mauro Icardi won’t get an Argentina call-up.

Fans in South America have become increasingly frustrated at recent results and cannot fathom why Icardi isn’t getting a chance when he scores so regularly for Inter.

It has been suggested this is because of his off the field antics, specifically marrying Wanda Nara, who when they got together was married to his Sampdoria teammate and close friend Maxi Lopez.

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Saturday October 1 2016
Mihajlovic: 'Torino not a fluke'

Sinisa Mihajlovic wants a “final exam” from Torino against Fiorentina to prove the victory over Roma was not a fluke.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Tomorrow we are called to show our maturity and this is a final exam after passing the test with Roma,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Sunday September 18 2016
Maxi Lopez to be fined if...

It is reported that Maxi Lopez has seven weeks to lose seven kilos or he will be fined by Torino.

The Argentine forward has featured in two of the Granata’s three Serie A matches so far this season but will miss Sunday’s encounter with Empoli.

On Saturday, his Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic described the 32-year-old as being ‘in bad shape,’ before adding that ‘if he doesn’t lose weight, he won’t play.’

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Saturday September 17 2016
Belotti back for Torino

Andrea Belotti is back for Torino after his injury, but Maxi Lopez is left out after Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic ranted about his weight.

The Granata host Empoli on Sunday at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

Belotti scored four goals in the first two games of the season, even though he missed two penalties, but picked up a muscular injury on international duty.

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