Celtic and Torino are reportedly to go head-to-head over the signing Manchester City defender Jason Denayer in the summer transfer window.
Earlier this month, The Scottish Sun reported that the Hoops are interested in signing the defender and were monitoring his situation with the club.
Denayer, who can also be deployed as a defensive midfielder, spent the entire 2014/15 season on loan with Celtic from Man City.
Denayer would be a suitable replacement to contract rebel Dedryck Boyata who according to The Daily Record, likes of Sevilla and Lazio are eyeing move for him, with the Belgium international’s agent also criticizing Celtic for turning down offers for him earlier this summer
However, Celtic are going to face keen competition from Torino for the services of Denayer – who is pocketing around £25,000 per week with Man City.
As per reports from Italian news outlet, Gianlucadimarzio.com, the tabloid claims the Italian giants are strongly interested in signing Denayer this summer and talks with the reigning Premier League champions have begun.
Torino, who finished ninth in Serie A table last season, are desperate on improving on their past season performance this season and for Denayer, on the other hand, the Serie A league would be a much better and more competitive destination for than the Scottish Premiership in order for him to make Pep Guardiola’s first-team plans.
And also, the midfielder could well find Torino more tempting than Celtic, especially if the Hoops fail to progress to the group stage of the Champions League this season.