Alessio Cerci says he needs to 'have talks' over his future with Torino

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Torino winger Alessio Cerci has put Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United on red alert by suggesting he will have talks over his future.

Cerci, 26, joined Roma aged just 15 and was a highly touted youngster with the club, but whilst he regularly showed promise during loan spells with Brescia, Pisa and Atalanta, he never managed to make the grade at the Stadio Olimpico, finally leaving permanently in 2010 as Fiorentina decided to take a chance on his ability.

Whilst he impressed in patches in Florence, he lasted just two years with the club before being sold on to Torino, where Cerci has finally proven his worth. With 21 goals in 68 games, Cerci has established himself as one of the most dangerous players in Serie A and is tipped by many to play at the World Cup in Brazil this summer for Italy.

Those displays for the Turin-based club have triggered interest from a number of other Serie A sides, but also Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United as the transfer window draws ever closer - and their hopes of landing him have been boosted after Cerci admitted he will have to sit down and discuss his future with the club, even though he is happy at the moment.

"I don’t want to talk about the market. My mind is here in Torino. I want to do as well as possible, and thinking about the future could distract me from doing that. We will think about the future at the end of the season. But I want to reiterate that I feel great here," said Cerci.

"I have found a family. I feel pampered. I don’t want to leave. I have a great relationship with the president, so sooner or later we will see what happens - we will sit around a table and discuss things," he added.

Should he feature for Cesare Prandelli's Italy side this summer, there is certainly the possibility that his price could rocket - meaning the interested sides may want to move quickly to secure his signature.

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