Torino are continuing their efforts to sign West Ham United midfielder Nikola Vlasic, with him no longer in the Hammers’ plans.

That’s according to Virgilio Sport, who say the Italian side are ‘aiming for a loan deal’ this summer.

They state that Torino are ‘thinking seriously’ about Vlasic, with the Croatian no longer a part of David Moyes’ plans.

Those in charge of the Granata will ‘try to take the free loan route’ but that is not a path that will be easy to take.

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That’s because there is competition for Vlasic’s signature as he has been ‘proposed’ to AC Milan and Valencia as well.

They’re yet to discuss the matter further, unlike Torino, who have been targeting Vlasic for several months and will try to take him to Italy ‘in the next few hours’.

Torino boosted by the fact that Vlasic is ‘on the fringes’ at West Ham, although it seems negotiations will be needed.

The Hammers would presumably like to recover much of the £27m they paid for Vlasic last summer but they’re unlikely to get that from Torino.

A loan deal with an obligation to buy would make sense and is the middle ground so we’re sure that will be proposed in the talks with West Ham.