- Torino are set to sign Chelsea and Super Eagles defender Ola Aina on a permanent deal for £8.8m fee
- The 22-year-old Nigeria international has been on loan at the Seria A outfit for the 2018-19 campaign
- Chelsea are not eager to sell players due to threat of a a two-window transfer ban from FIFA
Serie A side Torino are set to table £8.8m to Chelsea for Super Eagles defender Ola Aina.
According to UK Mail, the 22-year-old Nigeria international is set to continue in the Italian topflight after excelling in the just-concluded 2018-19 season, with Torino set to permanent Aina’s stay.
Interestingly, despite Chelsea’s threat of a two-window transfer ban by FIFA, Aina's case is different as both parties inserted the clause during the loan agreement.
Speaking on the latest development Torino president Urbano Cairo said: “Ola Aina? He did well, tomorrow he will send the letter to Chelsea to communicate that we will exercise the right of redemption,” he noted.
During his season-long loan stay at Torino, Aina played a huge role as the club finished seventh on the Serie A log with 68 points, but will be hoping to improve on his performances with Nigeria during the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt next month.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Torino are reportedly ready to complete Ola Aina's permanent signing from Chelsea 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.
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