As always with transfer rumors, until the player is wearing your team's colors, don't count on it.
Now the speculation begins: Where will he go?
ESPN FC recently reported the player's agent told Marca there is no deal in place, but there are some strong links between the Argentine striker and Italian giants Juventus, according to Sports Illustrated. However, like all transfer rumors, there is always news to the contrary—in this case, reported by Marca.
Their only weakness last season?
They didn't have a consistent striker.
The midfield is overflowing with talent, their back line is strong, and there's absolutely no need to even mention the man between the posts.
It only makes sense to use this summer to bolster their attack.
Their best striker last season was Fabio Quagliarella, and Antonio Conte didn't seem interested in using him consistently. Mirko Vucinic and Sebastian Giovinco were used most often, but Giovinco was inconsistent as a finisher and Vucinic tended to pass rather than shoot on way too many occasions.
Alessandro Matri was consistent—consistent in wasting chance after chance, that is. Truly, he can never be a starting option for the Bianconeri again.
So rather than continue with this absurd platoon of strikers, why not get two guys that will guarantee your side yet another Scudetto as well as perhaps a Champions League final appearance?
They could sell Matri and Vucinic if money is a concern, which we all know it's not, to afford the transfers.
With Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon surely at the end of their careers, why not give yourself a true chance at Champions League hardware one last time for these two legends?
These are two players that appear eager to join the giants of Torino. They would be affordable (considering the type of exit clauses surrounding the likes of Edinson Cavani), and they would bring instant peace of mind to Conte when selecting his lineup as they deliver.
Not attempting to acquire both strikers would be a mistake. Only time will tell if Giuseppe Marotta agrees.