TORINO NEWS

With several top performances over the weekend when the top three returned to normality, Dave Taylor selects his best XI in matchday 16.
Torino President Urbano Cairo hinted at interest in Genoa striker Mauricio Pinilla and Cesena’s Gregoire Defrel.
Giampiero Ventura dedicated Torino’s comeback win over Genoa to “the players who took the right approach.”
Genoa suffered a second consecutive defeat and Gian Piero Gasperini was again furious. “A refereeing error changed the game.”
Empoli pegged back Fiorentina in the high-octane Tuscan Derby, Udinese held Sampdoria 2-2, Atalanta fought back for 3-3 with Palermo and Torino sank Genoa.
Gian Piero Gasperini urged Genoa not to get “distracted” by the controversial defeat to Roma and focus against Torino.
Antonio Conte is reportedly furious that clubs were allowed to opt out of his Italy get-together in February.
Antonio Conte will have his Italy get-together from February 9 to 11, but clubs are not “obliged” to release players.
Fiorentina are looking for bidders for winger Josip Ilicic and Lazio are the latest team who could meet their terms.
Torino President Urbano Cairo has ruled out a move for Sebastian Giovinco or Antonio Cassano in January.
After the top four faced off this weekend Roma moved to within a point of Juventus, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 15.
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri felt “satisfaction and regret” following a 0-0 draw and accused Torino of being “scared.”
Juventus and Andrea Pirlo were the big winners in the Gran Gala del Calcio, but Napoli boycotted the ceremony.
Ciro Immobile said it’s “a wonderful story” facing Juventus with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Giampiero Ventura accepts a “good point” at Empoli and Torino picking Athletic Bilbao “could’ve gone better.”
Empoli had the better chances, but Torino defended stoically in a 0-0 draw with Pontus Jansson sent off.
Athletic Bilbao sporting director Jose Maria Ammorrortu expects “a very attractive tie” with Torino in the Europa League.
On form Empoli are hoping to take another prestigious scalp when Torino visit the Stadio Castellani this evening.
Torino’s general manager Antonio Comi calls Europa League opponents Athletic Bilbao a ‘great club’.
Inter, Napoli, Roma, Fiorentina and Torino have learned the identity of their opponents for the next round of the Europa League.