Roma and Torino Discuss Misfit, Vie for Celtic Defender

After trying to sign him in the summer, Torino have resumed tracking Eldor Shomurodov and currently lead the race to get him from Roma. They have stepped up their efforts in the last few days, but the two sides are yet to agree on the formula, Sky informs.

The Uzbek reportedly favors the Granata over the relegation struggles, Cremonese and Sampdoria, that recently inquired about him. However, as is the case for Rick Karsdorp, the Giallorossi wish to arrange an outright sale or a swap, considering they paid €18M to acquire him from Genoa. They are keen on Sasa Lukic.

On top of negotiating for Shomurodov, Torino and Roma are pursuing the same objective to bolster the right wing, Croatia standout Josip Juranovic, Corriere dello Sport informs. The fullback has thrived in Qatar, holding his own against top-notch opponents. Celtic Glasgow acquired him for €3M from Legia Warsaw in 2021. While they could have settled for €6.5M before the World Cup, his valuation is trending upward.

Considering their Financial Fair Play restrictions, the Giallorossi are holding firm on the terms of the departures of their outcasts. Lecce made a strong attempt for Eduardo Bove, but they were rebuffed for now. He could leave once Georginio Wijnaldum is ready to play, Calciomercato relays. Or he could be part of the package to lure Davide Frattesi, according to Il Tempo (via ReteSport).

Our Take on Torino Going for Shomurodov and Roma

The capital side can potentially free up a decent amount of resources since they have multiple rejects with okay valuations. However, they’ll probably have trouble getting good money or any firm commitment to future acquisitions from cash-strapped Serie A sides.

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