Report: Torino set £12m asking price for defender Kamil Glik, Newcastle and Spurs still keen

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Leicester City, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur are all reportedly pursuing Torino defender Kamil Glik.

According to a report from Calcio Mercato, Torino have set an asking price of €15m (£12m) for their centre back Kamil Glik, who is wanted by a host of Premier League clubs.

Glik, 28, had failed to settle having had spells with Real Madrid C, Piast Gliwice, Palermo and Bari, but he has really become a star during his time with Torino.

The Polish international, who will be a key player for his country at this summer's European Championships in France, has racked up well over 150 appearances for Torino, become one of the most dominant defenders in Serie A.

However, he has seen a host of players leave the club in recent years, with Matteo Darmian, Alessio Cerci and Ciro Immobile all earning big moves away - and he could now follow suit this summer.

Calcio Mercato report that Premier League sides Leicester City, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur are all keen to sign Glik this summer, even with Torino chairman Urbano Cairo slapping a €15m (£12m) asking price on Glik's head, with the summer transfer window moving closer and closer.

A big, physically imposing centre back, Glik would fit the mould of a Leicester defender, as Wes Morgan and Robert Huth's brute force has helped the Foxes win the title this season - and with Glik's compatriot Marcin Wasilewski already at the King Power Stadium, he could be tempted to join him.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have seen Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini go down with injuries of late, and signing an experienced, commanding defender like Glik would be of great use to young defenders like Chancel Mbemba and Jamaal Lascelles, who could learn a lot from the Pole.

Finally, Spurs saw Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen form arguably the best defensive pairing in the Premier League this season, and whilst Kevin Wimmer is cover for Vertonghen on the left side, Mauricio Pochettino may want a right-footed defender to challenge Alderweireld. That's just what Glik offers, whilst he would also bring more height and power to the back line, even if he isn't quite as technically gifted as Alderweireld or Vertonghen.

It therefore promises to be an interesting race for Glik's signature, with any of the three teams viable destinations for him - and he could wait until after the European Championship to decide his future, as he could impress with Poland and attract even more interest.

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