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Acquah snubs Parma, Udinese for Empoli


Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah is 'very close' to signing for newly promoted Serie A side Empoli, according to Toro.it.

The Ghana international is set to sign a three-year contract with the option of a further year in a deal that worth €2.5 million.


Aina nears Torino loan


Ola Aina is close to joining Torino on loan from Chelsea after both clubs reached an agreement on Sunday, reports Sky Italia

The Super Eagles defender is expected to have his medical tomorrow after arriving at the Caselle Airport in Turin this afternoon. 

The Bulls also have the option to buy Aina for €8 million at the end of the season.


Middlesbrough prepare loan deal for Bolasie


Championship club Middlesbrough are eyeing a loan deal for out-of-favour Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, claims Mirror.

The DR Congo international was reportedly close to joining Burnley temporarily on the transfer deadline day only for the Toffees to opt out.

Bolasie was not listed in Everton's 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday which clearly indicates that he is not part of Marco Silva's plans.


Chievo confirm Obi signing


Chievo have confirmed the signing of Nigeria international Joel Obi from league rival Torino.

Obi joins the Stadio Bentegodi outfit on a three-year contract with the option of an additional year.

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