Torino President Urbano Cairo ‘hopes’ Gianluca Petrachi is not talking to Roma and warns that would be ‘a conflict of interest’.

Petrachi has emerged as the leading candidate to become Roma’s sporting director this summer, and Cairo admitted he was loath to lose the 50-year-old.

“I hope Petrachi isn’t talking to Roma, it wouldn’t be right,” he told MC Sport.

“That alone would be bad because the Giallorossi are is fighting with us for a place in Europe. It would be really unpleasant.

“Contact would be a conflict of interest. How could Torino’s DS talk to a rival? I don’t want to believe it. I hope these rumours aren’t true.

“Petrachi has a contract with us, he’s our DS and he should be with us for another season.”

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