Another day, another Italian youth international signing for a rival club. Today, reports from numerous Italian sources -- including Sky Sport Italia -- have revealed that youngster Daniele Baselli is set to sign for Torino ahead of Fiorentina. The player is part of a double swoop by the Turin outfit, with Davide Zappacosta also making the move out of Atalanta.
Fiorentina had been talking to Atalanta about a potential loan move for the promising 23-year-old midfielder, with a Florentine player moving in the other direction. After four days, however, it seems as though Torino's recent Darmian windfall has been enough to sign both Baselli and Zappacosta on a permanent basis.
And just like that, poof, another transfer target slips away. With Mauri off to Milan, Donati still chilling in Germany, and Salah wandering through the transfer wilderness like a poorly advised ghost, the club are struggling to put together anything resembling a clear cut transfer strategy.
While the individual failed transfers are not so much of an issue, the regular failure to land any player is beginning to set a worrying precedent.