Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Lucas Torreira; Arsenal in talks to sign Uruguay midfielder from Sampdoria

Lucas Torreira; Arsenal in talks to sign Uruguay midfielder from Sampdoria

Arsenal have agreed to pay Sampdoria £26.5m for the signing of Lucas Torreira and are now trying to settle on personal terms with the midfielder, according to reports in Italy via the Daily Star.

The Sampdoria midfielder has interested a number of clubs this summer, including Serie A giants Napoli, but it is Arsenal who have now moved to the front of the race for his signature.

Despite the reported agreement over the transfer fee, Gunners bosses are yet to agree personal terms with Torreira.

Stephan Lichtsteiner has already joined on a free while Sokratis Papastathopoulos has also signed but an announcement of his arrival has been delayed until next month.

Emery is having to manage a restricted budget this summer following big spending on wages and fees over the previous two years amid what will be a second successive season out of the Champions League.

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The French worldwide was so close to signing for Liverpool and had even conducted interviews with the club's media team before the dramatic collapse of the deal.

The 26-year-old missed out on a World Cup place with Germany.

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Torriera has always been keen to join Napoli, but could end up in the Premier League this summer.

Despite a lack of first-team experience, he has been a regular in the PSG squad that competed in the UEFA Youth League, turning out alongside the likes of US global Timothy Weah for the young Parisians last season.

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