Afriyie Acquah is the subject of an €8 million (£7.2m) offer from English Championship side Birmingham City, according to reports in the Italian media.
The Ghana international, 25, is on record to want a move to England preferably to the topflight but there have been no concrete offers for his services from any Premiership club so far.
Acquah’s club Torino have been busy all summer in search for what could be his direct replacement, with several media reports of an engagement to sign one of countrymen Godfred Donsah and Alfred Duncan or Juventus midfielder Tomas Rincon. The former appears the likely signing.
Birmingham, under manager Harry Redknapp, have missed out on some midfield targets this summer including Ghana’s Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu.
They are said to be eager to pounce on the unsettled Afriyie Acquah who is believed to have been told that he is free to leave.
Should Blues be successful with their bid, Acquah would become the clubs record signing, surpassing the £6 million that was previously paid for Nikola Zigic.
Last season, Afriyie Acquah made 20 appearances for Torino in the Serie A, scoring twice while receiving three red cards.
He has spent most of his career in Italy after arriving at Palermo in February 2010 for their youth academy. He went on to play for Parma, Hoffenheim, Sampdoria and was sold to Torino for €3.1m in 2015.