Milan set sights on Brekalo

According to Tuttosport newspaper, Torino star Josip Brekalo has been targeted by Milan for 2022-23.

The 23-year-old joined the Granata on loan from Wolfsburg last summer and despite an impressive season at the Stadio Grande Torino, he has already decided to leave.

“We had more than one meeting with the player, his agent and his father,” Torino director Davide Vagnati said last week.

“Over the last few months, he has told us that he does not want to continue with Torino.”

Scorer of seven goals in 31 Serie A appearances with the Granata this season, Brekalo’s contract with Wolfsburg expires in June 2023.

According to Tuttosport, the Rossoneri are monitoring the versatile Croatia international who can play as an attacking midfielder or winger.

The 23-year-old could replace Junior Messias, whose future at the Stadio Meazza is in doubt. Milan can make his move permanent from Crotone for €6m, but have yet to make a final decision on the Brazilian forward. Brekalo is determined to leave Torino but won’t remain at Wolfsburg either.

Milan had already targeted the versatile Trequartista in the past. He is seen as a perfect profile for the Rossoneri’s owners Elliott, but with negotiations over the club’s takeover ongoing, the Serie A giants won’t make their move too soon.

Torino vs. Roma Predictions & Betting Tips

The battle for European qualification in Serie A is set for a showdown on the final weekend and these Torino vs. Roma predictions give the latest update. Roma need a positive result to secure a Europa League spot, while Torino are safe in mid-table.

Torino vs. Roma odds

1 – A draw – 14/5

2 – Under 2.5 total goals – 11/10

3 – Roma under 2.5 total goals – 1/4

4 – BTTS – Yes – 5/7

5 – 1-1 draw – 33/5

The pressure is on Roma ahead of the final week of the campaign, as Jose Mourinho’s side face up to a crunch few days. The Giallorossi head into this end-of-season tie in sixth place in the Serie A table, with a one-point advantage over their Europa League qualification rivals, Fiorentina and Atalanta.

However, Mourinho will also have one eye firmly focused on their Europa Conference League final on May 25 against Dutch giants Feyenoord. If Roma win the inaugural final, they will be automatically guaranteed a place in next season’s Europa League, regardless of where they finish in Serie A this weekend.

That safeguard may be needed by Mourinho, as Roma’s domestic form is poor, with no wins, and just three points picked up from their last five league games. In contrast, despite having nothing left to play for, hosts Torino go into the game on the back of three wins from their last five Serie A fixtures.

The focus is on Roma, and despite Torino’s stronger recent run, Mourinho’s side should be able to scrap out a draw. That would leave their Europa League hopes in the balance. With so much on the line at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, the tie is unlikely to be a classic. 

Only one of Roma’s last five league games has featured over 2.5 goals, while Torino have only scored three goals in their last four home games. Both sides will expect to score though, with Torino keeping just one clean sheet in their last six and Roma mirroring that defensive form. La Lupa may find themselves needing a win in the final next week if our 1-1 score prediction comes in.

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Torino vs. Roma last five matches

Torino last five matches

Roma last five matches

Torino top goalscorers

Roma top goalscorers

Torino vs. Roma line-ups

Torino (3-4-3): Berisha; Rodriguez, Zima, Izzo; Vojvoda, Ricci, Lukic, Aina; Brekalo, Belotti, Praet.

Roma (3-4-3): Patricio; Ibanez, Smalling, Karsdorp; Spinazzola, Perez, Cristante, Maitland-Niles; Zalewski, Abraham, Pellegrini.

Torino team news

Torino head coach Ivan Juric has confirmed no changes on his injury list ahead of the final game of the campaign, with midfield star Antonio Sanabria joining his growing list of absentees. However, Andrea Belotti has shaken off a knock in time to potentially make his final appearance for the home side.

Roma team news

Mourinho is unlikely to risk midfield pair Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Nicolo Zaniolo for this one, with the duo saved for the Europa Conference League final. However, he could reshuffle other areas of his side, with Rick Karsdorp and Nicola Zalewski set to return.

Serie A Highlights: Verona 0-1 Torino

Watch as Josip Brekalo scores a fantastic winner for Torino at the Stadio Bentegodi and Ivan Juric surprises his old club Hellas Verona.

Brekalo cut inside from the left flank, rode a tackle and thumped his right-foot finish in off the underside of the crossbar.

Serie A | Verona 0-1 Torino: Brekalo and Juric stun the Bentegodi

Darko Lazovic twice forced saves out of Etrit Berisha, while Andrea Belotti and David Zima threatened.

Torino substitute Pietro Pellegri was denied a second only by the frame of the goal late on.

Serie A Highlights: Verona 0-1 Torino

Watch as Josip Brekalo scores a fantastic winner for Torino at the Stadio Bentegodi and Ivan Juric surprises his old club Hellas Verona.

Brekalo cut inside from the left flank, rode a tackle and thumped his right-foot finish in off the underside of the crossbar.

Serie A | Verona 0-1 Torino: Brekalo and Juric stun the Bentegodi

Darko Lazovic twice forced saves out of Etrit Berisha, while Andrea Belotti and David Zima threatened.

Torino substitute Pietro Pellegri was denied a second only by the frame of the goal late on.

Serie A Highlights: Verona 0-1 Torino

Watch as Josip Brekalo scores a fantastic winner for Torino at the Stadio Bentegodi and Ivan Juric surprises his old club Hellas Verona.

Brekalo cut inside from the left flank, rode a tackle and thumped his right-foot finish in off the underside of the crossbar.

Serie A | Verona 0-1 Torino: Brekalo and Juric stun the Bentegodi

Darko Lazovic twice forced saves out of Etrit Berisha, while Andrea Belotti and David Zima threatened.

Torino substitute Pietro Pellegri was denied a second only by the frame of the goal late on.

Serie A Highlights: Verona 0-1 Torino

Watch as Josip Brekalo scores a fantastic winner for Torino at the Stadio Bentegodi and Ivan Juric surprises his old club Hellas Verona.

Brekalo cut inside from the left flank, rode a tackle and thumped his right-foot finish in off the underside of the crossbar.

Serie A | Verona 0-1 Torino: Brekalo and Juric stun the Bentegodi

Darko Lazovic twice forced saves out of Etrit Berisha, while Andrea Belotti and David Zima threatened.

Torino substitute Pietro Pellegri was denied a second only by the frame of the goal late on.

Serie A Highlights: Verona 0-1 Torino

Watch as Josip Brekalo scores a fantastic winner for Torino at the Stadio Bentegodi and Ivan Juric surprises his old club Hellas Verona.

Brekalo cut inside from the left flank, rode a tackle and thumped his right-foot finish in off the underside of the crossbar.

Serie A | Verona 0-1 Torino: Brekalo and Juric stun the Bentegodi

Darko Lazovic twice forced saves out of Etrit Berisha, while Andrea Belotti and David Zima threatened.

Torino substitute Pietro Pellegri was denied a second only by the frame of the goal late on.

Serie A Highlights: Verona 0-1 Torino

Watch as Josip Brekalo scores a fantastic winner for Torino at the Stadio Bentegodi and Ivan Juric surprises his old club Hellas Verona.

Brekalo cut inside from the left flank, rode a tackle and thumped his right-foot finish in off the underside of the crossbar.

Serie A | Verona 0-1 Torino: Brekalo and Juric stun the Bentegodi

Darko Lazovic twice forced saves out of Etrit Berisha, while Andrea Belotti and David Zima threatened.

Torino substitute Pietro Pellegri was denied a second only by the frame of the goal late on.

Serie A Highlights: Verona 0-1 Torino

Watch as Josip Brekalo scores a fantastic winner for Torino at the Stadio Bentegodi and Ivan Juric surprises his old club Hellas Verona.

Brekalo cut inside from the left flank, rode a tackle and thumped his right-foot finish in off the underside of the crossbar.

Serie A | Verona 0-1 Torino: Brekalo and Juric stun the Bentegodi

Darko Lazovic twice forced saves out of Etrit Berisha, while Andrea Belotti and David Zima threatened.

Torino substitute Pietro Pellegri was denied a second only by the frame of the goal late on.

Serie A Highlights: Verona 0-1 Torino

Watch as Josip Brekalo scores a fantastic winner for Torino at the Stadio Bentegodi and Ivan Juric surprises his old club Hellas Verona.

Brekalo cut inside from the left flank, rode a tackle and thumped his right-foot finish in off the underside of the crossbar.

Serie A | Verona 0-1 Torino: Brekalo and Juric stun the Bentegodi

Darko Lazovic twice forced saves out of Etrit Berisha, while Andrea Belotti and David Zima threatened.

Torino substitute Pietro Pellegri was denied a second only by the frame of the goal late on.