Torino’s Davide Zappacosta has been strongly linked with a move to Sunderland this summer.

A few days ago, Italian website Tutto Mercato Web reported Sunderland are ready to spend €10m on Zappacosta, and that Torino were considering it.

The Serie A side are also apparently close to signing Genk’s Timothy Castagne, and that puts Zappacosta’s future at the club in further doubt.

According to Italian website Calcio News 24, Fiorentina, Sassuolo and Sunderland are interested in signing Zappacosta, but the Premier League side are the only ones ready to make a ‘juicy offer’ to the player and his club.

The Italian defender doesn’t appear to be a part of Sinisa Mihajlovic’s plans for the season, but it remains to be seen if Sunderland are genuinely interested in signing him.

The 24-year-old replaced Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian at the Serie A club last season, but managed just over 1300 minutes of football in all competitions last season.

On Thursday we covered claims from Italy that Sunderland had already submitted their €10m offer.