Newcastle United reportedly wanted the Torino star in the summer.
Newly-promoted sides Newcastle United and Brighton have both been linked with a move for Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah.
Afriyie Acquah nearly joined Birmingham City in the summer but could now swap Serie A for The Seagulls instead.
Newcastle United lost against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League last weekend.
Torino could sell Afriyie Acquah this summer after landing Thomas Rincon from Juventus - and the midfielder has been linked with Newcastle United.
The Torino player had been linked with a summer switch to Newcastle United but he has quashed reports of a done deal.
Reported Newcastle United target says he's on the brink of joining an English club.
Like Cheikh Tiote, Afriyie Acquah models himself on Chelsea legend Michael Essien - no wonder Newcastle United are willing to pay Torino £8m
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