Torino want to bring Inter-owned wingback Valentino Lazaro back next season on another loan deal, containing a purchase obligation.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Granata want to extend the Austrian’s time at the club, but not by activating the €6 million purchase option in his current loan deal.

Lazaro joined Torino on loan during the summer transfer window, with the deal containing an option for the Piedmontese club to sign him for €6 million at the end of the season.

Particularly given that Ola Aina’s contract runs out at the end of this campaign with no extension in sight, and Wilfried Singo could also leave in the summer, the Granata would like to keep Lazaro past the end of his loan given that he has proven a reliable option at wingback.

However, they are not keen to pay the full €6 million fee to sign him permanently.

Accordingly, Tuttosport report, the Granata could try to negotiate a lower fee with Inter, or a different structure to the deal.

Torino are ready to ask the Nerazzurri to extend Lazaro’s contract past the end of June 2024, and then to loan him back for another season during the summer transfer window, with a purchase obligation in the deal.