Torino waiting for Newcastle United bid for Alessandro Buongiorno

Torino are reportedly waiting on Newcastle United to make a bid for Alessandro Buingiorno, who has other offers on the table. 

According to Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness, Torino are waiting for Newcastle United to make a bid for Alessandro Buongiorno after showing interest in the defender. The 25-year-old Italian international has other offers, notably from Napoli, as Torino wants their valuation met. 

Torino waiting for Newcastle United’s Alessandro Buongiorno’s offer

Torino could sell Alessandro Buongiorno this summer, with growing interest from a lot of clubs. The defender may have earlier hinted at a desire to join Inter Milan amid interest from Premier League sides, although Napoli made a €35 million bid for the 25-year-old Italian international. 

Torino are keen to get at least €40 million in fixed fees plus another €5 million in add-ons for Buongiorno from interested clubs. Whether Napoli returns with another bid remains to be seen, although the Serie A side is reportedly waiting on Newcastle United to make an offer after Eddie Howe has shown plenty of interest in the defender. 

The Magpies established contact with Buongiorno and his camp, which hinted at a possible approach from the Premier League side. So far, they have yet to convert that interest into an offer, as Torino has doubts about whether they will turn up with a bid for the 25-year-old Italian international. 

Irrespective of where Buongiorno wants to join, an offer from a Premier League side like Newcastle United will help Torino’s cause and boost their chances of asking for the right money from clubs like Napoli. Should the magpies come up with an offer close to their valuation, then they could also be considered a big enough destination for the defender. 

Newcastle United’s other defensive targets

Newcastle United may hold an interest in Buongiorno, although they have other targets on their list this summer. Howe wants another central defender as a priority after reaching an agreement with free agent Lloyd Kelly. They are currently linked with names like Malick Thiaw of AC Milan and Max Kilman of Wolves. 

They are also considering Antonio Silva, although the defender’s price tag may prove problematic, as the Magpies might be willing to pay €35-40 million for a new centre-back. Hence, Buongiorno and Thiaw make sense. 

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