- Ola Aina is on the verge of completing a permanent move to Italian club Torino
- Aina has been playing for Torino on loan from Chelsea and the club now want him on full time
- The 22-year-old defender has played eight games for the Super Eagles of Nigeria
Italian club Torino are reportedly ready to complete the permanent signing of Chelsea and Nigerian defender Ola Aina at the end of the season after his impressive games in Italy.
The 22-year-old defender is currently playing for Torino on loan from Chelsea and the Italian club are now said to be ready to offer the Blues the sum of £9 million to get his signature.
According to the report by UK Sun, Torino initially wanted to sign Ola Aina permanently before the end of the January 2019 transfer window, but they changed their decision to wait till summer.
Aina has seen Cesar Azpilicueta consolidate his right-back position at Chelsea this term under manager Maurizio Sarri and even captaining the Blues.
"The football here is very tactical. You have to concentrate a lot. They spend a lot of time on set-pieces and getting the right movement.
"It has been very good so far and I'm loving it,'' the Super Eagles defender admitted recently.
Ola Aina is expected to be in the Nigerian squad that will play in the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Meanwhile, it is not yet clear if Chelsea would want to lose Ola Aina at the end of the season considering the recent transfer ban imposed on them by the world football governing body.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how world football governing body FIFA banned Chelsea for two transfer windows after the club were found guilty of breaching codes guiding the signing of youngsters.
The Premier League giants have also been handed a fine of £460,000, while the English FA bags £390,000 sanction.
Though, the FA have a chance to appeal the fine, citing "concerns" with FIFA's disciplinary processes according to the report.
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