Tuttosport has reported that Torino have set their sights on Milan striker Patrick Cutrone as one of the principal targets for their winter transfer market.
The young Italian striker is thought to have suffered from a set-back in his development, as Milan’s new hires Nikola Kalinić and André Silva have eaten away at game time that the Milan youth product would otherwise have gotten.
Torino believes that they can provide Cutrone with a perfect place to shine and develop into what is expected from him, with Torino manager Siniša Mihajlović apparently fond of the youngster. The Serbian coach’s interest in the player stemmed his time at San Siro.
Mihajlović is thought to be dissatisfied with the performances of Andrea Belotti and Umar Sadiq this season, and feels that Cutrone would be a much-needed bolster to the Torino attack. Other candidates for the position include Diego Falcinelli and Marco Borriello, with Cutrone appearing to be the clear favourite for Torino and Mihajlović.
A swap deal involving Belotti cannot be ruled out, but it does seem unlikely after the Italian international’s passiveness at Milan’s advances throughout the previous summer transfer window.