Torino close to Conticchio signature
By Riccardo Burgalassi
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 28-year-old failed to make a move to the Stadio Delle Alpi side after both clubs were unable to find an agreement.
Lecce were keen to loan Conticchio to the Granata but the Turin club wanted a permanent move and it now looks like the deal will go through.
The Stadio Via Del Mare side have agreed a fee of £2.5 million for Conticchio with the midfielder only needing to complete personal terms with the Serie A outfit.
He is expected to be with his new side next week and will continue to play in Italy's top-flight after the Giallorossi were relegated to Serie B following their second from bottom finish last term.
Meanwhile, Torino are closing in on another transfer target, Verona's Vincenzo Italiano.
Although the newly relegated club are reticent to part with Italiano, who is a firm fan favourite, talks are already underway.