Torino are continuing to work on a potential deal for West Ham United’s Nikola Vlasic, with him seen as a more attainable target than others.
That’s according to Tuttosport, who provide a small update on the Italian side’s move for the Croatian today.
Vlasic was first linked with a move to Torino a week ago, and the idea of a transfer has picked up pace since then, with several Italian reports making it clear he’s a target and a deal is being worked on.
The big issue, which has been made clear, is that the Italian side cannot or will not spend much money on the deal.
That’s put up a stumbling block, and West Ham would like to recoup something, even if it’s for a loan deal, so negotiations are necessary.
Tuttosport continue that thread today, explaining that Torino chief Davide Vagnati is ‘trying’ to get a deal arranged, and the ‘margin is there’ for something.
However, the path leading to a successful conclusion ‘is very narrow’. In other words, it’s a delicate operation to get over the line.
Tuttosport don’t mention why that is the case, but previous reports have made it clear it is money that is an issue, and Italian clubs do have a history of not wanting to spend money for transfers or even loan deals.
It’ll most likely depend on West Ham’s willingness to negotiate and how much they value Vlasic, who has not been anywhere near worth the money so far.