According to pretty much every media source covering Premier League transfers, Joe Hart has agreed a year-long loan move to Torino and is on his way to Italy for a medical with the Serie A mid-tablers.
With Hart still England number one and heading abroad to get games, having been dumped by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, there’s sure to be heightened interest in goings on at Il Toro from British shores.
Here’s a selection of his potential teammates. You might recognise one or two names…
The former Italy Under-21 hotshot is out on his own in the Serie A scoring charts, after adding a hat-trick in his side’s 5-1 victory at home to Bologna to one goal bagged during Torino’s 3-2 loss away to Milan.
Belotti, whose playing style has seen him compared to Gianluca Vialli, found the net 12 times in 36 all-competition appearances last term.
This veteran full-back made 65 Serie A appearances for Juventus between 2007 and 2009, yet didn’t pick up the first of his two Italy caps until after a move to Stuttgart six years ago and made former Azzurri chief Cesare Prandelli’s squad as recently as 2012.
Molinaro is one of just four men to have played every minute of Torino’s two Serie A matches this term, with goalkeeper Daniele Padelli, fellow full-back Lorenzo De Silvestri and Belotti the others.
Manchester United were expected to sign then-18-year-old Ljajic alongside Partizan teammate Zoran Tosic back in 2009, but curiously pulled out at the 11th hour.
The attacking-midfielder made it to Fiorentina a few years later and then Roma, with Tottenham strongly linked with Ljajic in recent summers and Aston Villa reportedly close to taking him from the Giallorossi 12 months ago.
He ended up at Torino in an €8.5m transfer last month, having spent 2015/16 on loan at Internazionale.
The uncapped Argentine has only managed half an hour from the bench so far this season, but Lopez’s record of 12 Serie A goals in 45 games, only 16 of them starts, isn’t too shabby.
Having left River Plate for Barcelona aged just 20 in 2005, Maxi took in spells at Mallorca, FC Moscow and Brazilian outfit Gremio before heading to Serie A six years ago with lowly Catania.
Unsuccessful stints at Milan, Sampdoria and Chievo followed, but Maxi’s 11 goals in all competitions for Torino during 2014/15 was his top return for half a decade and the 32-year-old’s joint-best ever seasonal haul.