Torino want to sign wingback Valentino Lazaro permanently from Inter.
This according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews, who report that the Granata would however expect a discount to do so.
At present, Lazaro is at Torino on loan from Inter.
The Austrian joined on a one-season loan deal last summer.
The loan move contains a purchase option worth €6 million.
Based on the form that Lazaro has shown playing under Torino coach Ivan Juric, the Granata do want to sign the wingback permanently.
Torino Not Put Off Signing Valentino Lazaro From Inter By Injury Setback
One potential hitch in Torino signing Valentino Lazaro would have been the player’s knee injury.
The 27-year-old injured his right medial collateral ligament during a Serie A clash with Spezia in January.
However, Lazaro has returned to action.
The Austrian started against Atalanta last month.
According to FCIN, the Granata would be happy to sign Lazaro on a permanent basis now that he is fit again.
However, the outlet reports, the Piedmontese club do not want to sign Lazaro for the full amount of the purchase option in his loan deal.
Rather, they are hoping to agree a lower fee with Inter.
FCIN report that Torino are aiming to pay a fee of around €4 million to sign Lazaro permanently.
Particularly given that the Austrian is completely out of Inter’s plans, the Granata hope that the Nerazzurri will be ready to agree a deal at that fee.
Lazaro Could Finally Make Permanent Move From Inter After Several Loan Spells
Former Hertha Berlin wingback Lazaro has made several loan moves since joining the Nerazzurri.
The Austrian joined from Hertha in the summer of 2019.
However, Lazaro never found consistent playing time under then-coach Antonio Conte.
The wingback joined Newcastle United for the second half of the 2019-20 season.
Loan spells with Borussia Monchengladbach and Benfica followed.
Now, Torino are the fourth club that Lazaro has played for on loan, although he could well join the Granata permanently.