It’s been a year since Gedson Fernandes joined Tottenham Hotspur on a loan deal from Benfica.

His temporary stay in north London lasts until the end of this season and Spurs retain an option to make the transfer permanent.

The midfielder made seven substitute appearances in the league last season, while he’s been restricted to only one appearance each in the EFL Cup and FA Cup this campaign.

Calciomercato has a short report about the Portugal international, stating he has emerged as a target for Torino. The Serie A side ‘like’ the 22-year-old, who has ‘no intention of returning to Portugal’.

Another outlet, TuttoMercatoWeb, also report about the Turin club’s ‘surprise’ attempt for José Mourinho’s man.

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It’s claimed Torino are ‘trying concretely’ to take the Tottenham player and have ‘initiated contacts’ for his signing.

TMW explain Torino are in ‘advanced negotiations’ to land Fernandes on loan and are close to a possible breakthrough.

If everything goes well, the deal to take the Benfica man to the Italian club could be closed in the ‘next few hours’.