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Immobile on verge of Dortmund move, but Torino aren't happy

Striking star Ciro Immobile looks set to sign for German side Borussia Dortmund but Juventus have left Torino out of talks.

Ciro Immobile is Serie A's top scorer with 21 goals to his name this season and it looks like he'll be testing himself in the Bundesliga next term unless Torino put a stop to a deal Juventus have negotiated.

The 24-year-old looks likely to be part of Italy's World Cup squad this summer after a lethal campaign which has seen him spearhead Torino's bid for a Europa League place.

Immobile seems ready to follow in the footsteps on the last two top scorers in Serie A by leaving Italy as Edinson Cavani traded Napoli for Paris Saint-Germain last summer and Zlatan Ibrahimovic moved to PSG from Milan the season before.

La Gazzetta Dello Sport reports that Borussia Dortmund have agreed personal terms with Immobile, who is happy to make the move.

Dortmund have reportedly bid around £14m while Juventus are looking for something closer to £18m.

However, as the gifted marksman is owned by Juventus and Torino, both sides must agree on his sale and it seems that Torino may not be so happy to let Immobile leave, having enjoyed his efforts this season.

Torino owner Urbano Cairo has vented his frustration that Juventus and Dortmund have been holding talks without him being present.

"Someone was missing at the meeting and that was Torino who own 50 percent of the player," he lamented.

"Juventus have a good relationship with Borussia Dortmund but Torino weren't at the table. All this is news to me but I do know that one half of Immobile's rights isn't worth more than the other.

"I think that Ciro would benefit from another season with us but he has to think that and so do Juventus too."

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