By Hughie Southon
A report that Torino chief Davide Vagnati has been in England in the last few days to finalise a deal for Nikola Vlasic has been described as “nonsense” by the Hammers
It adds that Vagnati is ‘now in a hurry’ to buy Vlasic the basis of a €15m purchase clause and while Torino ‘have the priority’ on him, they want the deal done in January.
The objective is ‘reassure’ West Ham and ” secure him in advance of other competition joining the race and creating ‘dangerous auctions’ that could see them miss out on their number one target.”
However, a key Claret and Hugh source said: “Torino have an option on him for the end of the season. We have heard zero from them, the story is made up. It’s fiction…nonsense!”