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Ciro Immobile says he will join Borussia Dortmund

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Ciro Immobile has spoken out and confirmed that he will be moving to Borussia Dortmund this summer. 

According to Sky Sports, the Torino striker is very close to signing for the German club as he is just waiting to put pen to paper. 

This comes just a month after he had rubbished talks of leaving Serie A as he insisted he was happy to stay at Torino. 

The 24 year old has made a sudden U-turn and has now reiterated that his move to Signal Iduna Park is almost complete. 

He told Rai Sport: "It's a done deal, I had already said a little while ago. I'm just waiting to sign the contract with Borussia Dortmund."

Immobile scored 22 goals this season in the league and helped Torino finish seventh ahead of AC Milan. He was the top goalscorer in the Italian top flight and he will be heading with the Italy squad tp Brazil this month for the World Cup. 

He recently started in their side's friendly against the Republic of Ireland where it finished goalless at Craven Cottage. 

Although he is co-owned by Juventus, the striker has no intention of returning there as he looks to complete his move to Dortmund. 

Jurgen Klopp has acquired Immobile as replacement for Robert Lewandowski who joined Bayern Munich earlier this year. There has been no report of the fee. He will join Colombian striker, Adrian Ramos who left Hertha Berlin in April and has signed a four year contract. Ramos, who was brought in for £8 million, was persuaded by the attraction of Champions League football. 

The move might seem near to completion for Immobile but there are still a number of questions whether the deal will be so straightforward. Earlier this month the Torino director, Alberto Barile criticised the Borussia Dortmund after they had failed to gain permission from his current club before speaking to the player's representatives.

In order for the deal to go through, both Torino and Juventus have to agree but it is believed that Dortmund have only opened talks with the Serie A Champions.

BVB have also been linked with a move for Chelsea reject, Romelu Lukaku. The Everton loanee will return to Stamford Bridge this season after his second loan spell comes to an end.

Jose Mourinho has overlooked the Belgian and is hoping to bring in a couple of different striking options which includes Bayern Munich’s, Mario Mandzukic and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa.

The 21-year-old has also been linked with a move to Roma or possibly a return to Mersyside for Everton. Lukaku did score in Belgium’s 2-0 win over Sweden along with his Blues team mate, Eden Hazard. 

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