Toro close to Donati swoop
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Donati has been pinpointed as the player to bolster Toro's engine room as they roll their sleeves up for a relegation dogfight.
He had been linked with a move to Chievo Verona until the end of the season as part of a deal which would see Simone Perrotta join Parma.
But Torino are ready to hijack that deal, although their efforts to sign young midfielder Marchionni are proving more troublesome.
Torino do require an urgent injection of fresh blood into their midfield after Alessio Scarchilli was ruled out for three weeks after undergoing minor knee surgery.
Scarchilli underwent his fifth operation in three years after damaging his knee in training ten days ago.
Meanwhile, the Torino squad have refuted media reports claiming they have organised a meeting to discuss the possibility of taking legal action regarding their lack of payment of wages.
Captain, and goalkeeper, Luca Bucci said: "There haven't been these meetings about this or other themes and we haven't any intention of doing anything that the papers spoke about."