Arsenal transfers: Torino chief wants Alessio Cerci decision

Arsenal transfers: Torino president Urbano Cairo wants Alessio Cerci to make a decision on his future

Urbano Cairo is desperate for Torino striker Alessio Cerci to make a decision on his future amid interest from England.

The Italy international has been heavily linked with Premier League trio Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United, as well as AC Milan and Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund in recent weeks.

Is there a deadline to any deal? He has just returned and I have not seen him yet nor even welcomed him

Urbano Cairo

Cerci enjoyed a prolific season for Torino as he helped the northern Italian club book their spot in the Europa League, scoring 13 goals and making 10 assists in 37 appearances.

And Torino president Cairo is desperate for the striker to finally make a decision on his future.

“Yes I have said that I want to keep him, but also that he wants to stay,” Cairo told TorinoGranata.it.

“I want very much for him to stay with us, we are fond of him and he is a great player. But equally I hold equally to the fact that he is persuaded to stay.

“Have we received offers? These are things we will keep confidential. Evidently, the player is liked.

“Is there a deadline to any deal? He has just returned and I have not seen him yet nor even welcomed him.

“What if an important offer arrives? Let’s say that we have not decided on any reasoning, I repeat, he has just returned, we have not yet seen him and I want to hear and talk to him and then we will work out our approach to the case.”

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