Torino president Urbano Cairo has played down interest in Shakhtar Donetsk striker Cristiano Lucarelli.

He said: "It is not true that we are close, it is only a journalistic hypothesis. Cristiano has done great things for Livorno, but at the moment there is nothing.

"We have a player like Davide Di Michele who is yet to reach top fitness. Before we take great quality players like Lucarelli, we want to see our current players at peak fitness and show us what they can do."