Ian Poveda’s future remains unresolved, with continuing reports from Italy about Torino’s efforts to sign the Manchester City player.
Leeds United have been mentioned in several of the reports, but had dropped out of that over the past couple of days. Toro.it brings them back into the picture and reports Poveda is of interest to Marcelo Bielsa’s club and Parma.
Torino are having difficulties convincing Manchester City on the terms of a deal. Poveda’s contract expires in the summer, and it’s previously been claimed the Premier League club want to keep some power over the player’s future.
That idea led to claims they’d contacted Celtic and Leeds, and the structure of a possible deal could see a buy-back clause, enabling City to take Poveda back should he impress.
Toro.it say their local club are in a ‘chess game’ for the player, a matter of knowing how far they can push things to try and get the player now rather than wait until he’s free in the summer.
Torino aren’t giving up, but it no longer feels like they’re going full throttle for this signing, which may be good news for Leeds.
Celtic don’t get a mention.