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Saturday November 26 2016
Torino: 'Belotti contract is agreed'

Torino director Gianluca Petrachi confirmed Andrea Belotti has agreed a new contract and “official statement will be released shortly.”

The Granata host Chievo this evening in Serie A, follow the action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

“We have reached an agreement for a contract renewal and the official statement will be released shortly,” director of sport Petrachi told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday September 16 2016
‘Hart gave Torino his word’

Gianluca Petrachi admits Press leaks would have scuppered Torino’s deal for Joe Hart, although the goalkeeper had already given the club “his word”.

Petrachi was the last to speak at Hart’s presentation as a Torino player on Friday, and the sporting director explained how an unlikely intervention from Claudio Vigorelli, the agent of the Granata’s initial target Emiliano Viviano, hooked him up with the Englishman’s representatives.

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Thursday September 8 2016
'Milan wanted Kucka-Baselli swap'

Torino director Gianluca Petrachi confirms Milan had offered Juraj Kucka in exchange for Daniele Baselli, but Sinisa Mihajlovic nixed the deal.

There had been reports over the summer that Miha wanted to bring Kucka with him to Turin, having referred to the midfielder as “a tank” during his Rossoneri tenure.

“A transfer intermediary working on behalf of Milan had proposed a straight swap between Baselli and Kucka, so we knew the Rossoneri liked our player,” confirmed Torino director of sport Petrachi today.

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Thursday September 8 2016
Petrachi: ‘Hart deal was easy’

Torino sporting director Gianluca Petrachi says talks for Joe Hart were “very quick and very calm”.

The Manchester City goalkeeper joined the Granata on a season-long loan, a move which surprised many, but it appears the deal was done fairly easily.

“It was something which grew immediately,” Petrachi told Sky Italia.

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Sunday August 28 2016
Torino confirm Joe Hart bid

Torino director Gianluca Petrachi confirms they are in talks for Joe Hart, while inviting Napoli to raise their Nikola Maksimovic offer.

The Granata have been linked with a sensational swoop to take the England international on loan from Manchester City.

“The goalkeeper is an idea we wanted to follow. If it’s Hart, then good, otherwise we will certainly be doing something on the market for that role,” Petrachi told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday August 21 2016
Torino: 'Napoli-Chelsea want Maksimovic'

Torino confirm Napoli “and an English club want Nikola Maksimovic, but we won’t rule out him staying too.”

The Serbia international defender has been AWOL for a week after abandoning training without permission.

He was trying to force through a transfer to Napoli, who are expected to offer €25m plus bonuses tomorrow, but it only made the Granata more determined to hold out.

“Sinisa Mihajlovic wanted to try and keep hold of Maksimovic,” director of sport Gianluca Petrachi told Mediaset Premium this evening.

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Sunday March 20 2016
Torino: 'We want Juve revenge'

Torino director of sport Gianluca Petrachi admits they want to “avenge” their Coppa Italia defeat to Juventus.

It kicks off at 14.00 GMT, follow the action as it happens on our LIVEBLOG.

If the Granata score in the opening four minutes, they’ll stop Gigi Buffon breaking Sebastiano Rossi’s all-time Serie A record for clean sheets.

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Wednesday January 20 2016
Torino on Sirigu and Maxi Lopez

Torino deny they are interested in PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu and warn Maxi Lopez has to lose weight.

Director Gianluca Petrachi spoke to Sky Sport Italia ahead of tonight’s rescheduled Serie A game with Sassuolo.

“Ciro Immobile’s return was part of the plan, as we needed a striker and he was first choice. We worked on that deal in the shadows to avoid too much publicity.”

There are repeated reports Toro are in negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain for Italy international Sirigu.

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Tuesday January 12 2016
A fable for Fabio

Fabio Quagliarella is under-fire for apparently apologising for scoring against Napoli. Giancarlo Rinaldi says the Torino striker should brush up on his fables.

Fabio Quagliarella might be well advised to go back and read his Aesop's fables. The tale of the Man, the Boy and the Donkey - in particular - could strike a chord with him at this moment in time. The essence of its message is that by trying to please everyone, you end up pleasing nobody. And the Toro striker certainly seems to have precious few friends at the moment.

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Saturday November 21 2015
Torino 'turned down €8m Benassi bid'

Torino director Gianluca Petrachi confirms he “already turned down an €8m offer for Marco Benassi” and hopes to keep Bruno Peres.

The Granata did great business over the summer, beating competition from Milan and Fiorentina to sign Italy Under-21 international Benassi from Inter.

He has since scored one Serie A goal in 11 games and impressed with his performances, so much that other clubs are lining up.

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