Manchester United & Arsenal target opens door to £12.5m move

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Torino winger Alessio Cerci has opened the door to a potential £12.5m summer switch to the Premier League by insisting that his long-term future is far from decided, as Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur wait to see if the Italian international will sign a new contract.

Cerci has been in red hot form so far this season, scoring nine goals in 19 Serie A matches to attract the attention of Europe's leading clubs including United and the Gunners.

Premier League suitors are likely to face stiff competition for Cerci's signature from Serie A this summer though, with Juventus and Roma also consistently mentioned in connection with the Italian international.

The 26-year-old has been offered a new deal by Torino but has conceded that he remains undecided on whether to stay or go at this stage, but insisted that he will stay in Turin until at least the end of the season as he mulls over the option of extending a contract which currently runs until 2015.

In an interview with Tuttosport following a 0-0 draw with Fiorentina yesterday Cerci said: "In January, I will definitely stay at Torino because this gave me a lot, and I just have to concentrate on our league.

"Then we will see in the future. I'm not one of those players who promise eternal love to the fans: do not do it because in the future, who knows when, I might go away.

"We will evaluate together with the company and my manager if there are any offers. m. The club knows what to do and if it came with some reinforcement of quality I'd be happy. Now I will evaluate the offer of the President, but there's no hurry."

Torino are believed to value their star man at around the £12.5m mark, although this summer probably represents their last chance to secure a fair fee for the wing wizard if he turns down the offer of fresh terms.

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