West Ham and Leicester suffer transfer blow as target Kevin Bonifazi agrees new Torino contract

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Torino hold off interest from West Ham and Leicester City in Kevin Bonifazi.

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West Ham and Leicester City's interest in defender Kevin Bonifazi is set to be halted after the Italy under-21 international agreed a new contract with Torino.

Gianluca di Marzio reports Bonifazi is set to sign a five-year contract with the Serie A side, after Torino made locking down his future a priority.

Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb reported last week that both West Ham and Leicester were sending scouts to watch the 20-year-old in action.

Bonifazi is on loan at SPAL, who currently top the Serie B table. His previous contract was set to expire in 2018 and this one will take him up until 2022. He has made 15 appearances this season, scoring twice.

The quick resolution at least prevents the Premier League sides from wasting any further time on their pursuit of the player, and they can both now move onto other targets. 

The Hammers host Leicester this weekend at the London Stadium.

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