Serie A club Torino reportedly want to sign Chelsea defender Ola Aina on a permanent basis.

The 22-year-old has been out on loan at the Italian club this season and enjoyed regular first-team football.

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According to the Daily Mail, Torino want to take the Nigeria international on a permanent basis and are ready to pay £8.8million for him.

The report details that they have an option to sign him permanently for a set £8.8million fee.

Aina is a versatile full-back that can play on either flank, but is a right-back by trade and has impressed in Italy.

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The speed machine made 32 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring one goal and supplying three assists in return.

With a transfer ban potentially looming over the Blues, it could be a costly mistake if Aina exits Stamford Bridge.

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The youngster has got the potential to challenge Cesar Azpilicueta in the starting XI for Chelsea, but his exit could open the door for Reece James to compete after impressing out on loan at Wigan Athletic this campaign.

Aina has made six first-team appearances for Chelsea, but he could be another top talent that escapes through the trap door and goes on to enjoy success elsewhere.

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