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Leicester and Europe’s giants on alert as Torino decide to sell captain Glik


Torino have decided to sell captain Kamil Glik this summer, putting Europe’s elite clubs on high alert.

The 28-year-old centre-back, who will skipper his country Poland at Euro 2016 next month, is regarded as one of Serie A’s best defenders after four outstanding seasons in Turin.

However, Goal has learned that Torino have agreed to allow Glik to move to a bigger club at the end of the current campaign, providing they receive an offer in the region of €10-15 million.

Glik has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and both newly-crowned champions Leicester City and second-placed Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up their options. There is also interest from La Liga and the Bundesliga.

The decision to sell Glik has also been taken because Torino believe that they already have a worthy replacement in Pontus Jansson.

The Swedish defender has only made five Serie A appearances this term due to injury but Goal can reveal that he is set to sign a three-year contract extension, which will keep him at Torino until June 2021.

The 25-year-old Jansson, who scored his first goal for the club in the 5-1 thrashing of Udinese last weekend, is expected to earn around €1.5m a season – tripling his current salary.

Torino’s Serbian defender Nikola Maksimovic, who is also regarded as one of the Italian top flight's best stoppers, could follow Glik out the door this summer – with strong interest from other Serie A sides, including Napoli.

Veteran boss Giampiero Ventura is also expected to move on after five years at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, as the club's hierarchy prepare for a new project and era without their inspirational coach and captain.