On Saturday we covered claims from Italy that Torino are considering selling Afriyie Acquah.
Birmingham City were mentioned in the report and it was claimed the club offered €8m during the summer window, something which Torino knocked back. Since then Acquah hasn’t had the playing time he’ll have hoped for, and Torino are now looking to bring in Godfred Donsah from Bologna.
We pointed out the Italian media may be changing history somewhat. It was reported in the summer that Birmingham City had offered €7.5m but Torino manager Sinisa Mihajlovic, who was sacked this month, publicly made it clear the big wasn’t anything like that.
Now that Torino are looking to raise cash to sign Donsah, Acquah’s value is being talked up and the Sunday edition of Tuttosport insists Birmingham City made a ‘concrete’ €8m offer.
If Torino can make clubs believe they knocked that back then it may give them a better bargaining stance.
In reality they’ll be lucky to get something around that figure and as the window grows older, Birmingham City may be able to get a decent deal if they’re still keen.