Arsenal ready to make transfer offer for Armando Izzo

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal ready to make transfer offer for Armando Izzo Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Jun 2019 8:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link358Shares Arsenal are poised to make an offer for Torino centre-back Armando Izzo (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are preparing a bid to sign Torino star Armando Izzo, according to reports in Italy.Izzo, 27, has shone in central defence for Torino after completing a switch from Genoa last summer, notching up 37 appearances as Walter Mazzarri’s side secured a seventh-place finish in Serie A.Unai Emery, who only has around £40million to spend on reinforcements, is prioritising a move for a centre-back and the Spaniard has been alerted to Izzo’s recent performances in Italy.According to Gianluca Di Marzio, both Arsenal and Everton are ready to test Torino’s resolve with €25m (£22m) offers for the highly-rated Italy international.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, Torino president Urbano Cairo has told Izzo’s agent, Paolo Palermo, that the defender will not be sold in this transfer window.The Serie A outfit are even looking to renew Izzo’s terms on his contract. He is tied into his current deal until 2022.center_img Comment Unai Emery is looking to bolster his options in central defence (Picture: Getty)Earlier this week, Izzo insisted he was ‘happy’ at Torino amid rumours of an impending move to the Premier League.Asked about speculation linking him with Arsenal, United and Everton, Izzo told Gazzetta dello Sport: ‘For now I’m happy. Everyone likes to be courted.‘I have four years left on my contract at Torino, and I want to show my worth: I don’t like just being called a good player. I’m worth more.’‘Among Italian defenders, other than [Giorgio] Chiellini, I don’t see others stronger or more determined than I am.‘I’m honoured to wear Torino’s shirt and I will spill blood until the last day I wear it.’ Izzo is attracted strong interest from the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Izzo has ambitions to represent Italy at Euro 2020 after making his international debut against Liechtenstein back in March.‘It’s my one big objective: I’d like to be a leading light in it after having had another great season,’ he said.‘The European Championship would be the culmination of a dream.’MORE: Arsenal keen on Dortmund centre-back Dan-Axel Zagadou after impressing at Under-20 World Cuplast_img

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