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#FootyTransfers: Torino stalling on Afriyie Acquah move to Birmingham

Ghana international Ebenezer Afriyie Acquah’s proposed move to Championship side Birmingham City may not happen.

His club Torino were reportedly open to a transfer sale this summer and had gone far in negotiations with the English side, but there is a new twist which has made the club to reconsider its decision.

Reports suggested that the bulky midfielder had played his last match for Torino last Sunday in the Serie A, and could complete his long awaited move this week.

Torino had lined up his countryman Godfred Donsah, who plays for Bologna as a possible replacement for the 25-year-old, but the move looks to have taken a nosedive according to Gazzetta delo Sport.

The Italian newspaper reports that, Bologna have frozen the negotiations for Donsah – claiming a proposed one-year €1million loan with the option to buy at €5m was not accepted, despite efforts put in by his agent.

With Torino struggling to come to terms with Bologna, Afriyie Acquah’s move to the St. Andrews could be scrapped off the cards. This will be a huge blow for Harry Redknapp, who missed out on signing Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu earlier in the month to Turkish side Bursaspor.

If things happen this way, the Italian club will be looking to offload Swedish Samuel Gustafson and keep Acquah.

Birmingham have already missed the opportunity to sign Nigerian Ogenyi Onazi due to work permit issues.




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