AC Milan offer for Lucas Torreira could effect Kieran Tierney transfer

There are two persistent rumours at this moment in time involving Arsenal, one a player possibly on his way out of the Emirates and one arriving.

It is being reported today that AC Milan will offer up one of their left-backs, Ricardo Rodríguez as part of the package they are putting together to persuade the Gunners to sell them Lucas Torreira.

That would be interesting because it would then open up the question, is there really a need to sign Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney?

From a financial point of view, it would make sense for Arsenal as they would save on the money that would be required to lure Tierney to North London.

Milan’s offer is said to be a €5 Million for a two-year loan with an obligation to buy set at €30 Million.

So in effect, Arsenal would receive €5 Million up front and a left-back or they can keep Torreira and spend up to £25 Million for Tierney.

Of course, they also get €30 Million in two years time but that does not do anything for Arsenal in this transfer window.

Swiss international Rodriguez cost Milan €15 million plus €2 million in bonuses July 2017 and has been a regular for the Italian giants, he is an effective defender and could definitely do a decent job for Arsenal.

It is certainly an interesting proposition, especially considering that Torreira would welcome a move back to Italy.

It would keep intact the transfer budget and with the David Ospina sale to Napoli top that budget up by roughly £8 Million and get a defender in.

It is just the waiting two years for €30 Million that is a problem and before anyone complains that undervalues the Uruguayan, it does not because you have to include Rodriguez value as well.

One to think about certainly.

27 Comments

  1. McLovin says:

    Nah, no thanks. I prefer we keep Torreira, who should command +£50m with his current contract situation.

    There are far better LB’s available, so we shouldn’t gamble on Rodriguez or Kessie for that matter.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Yes, Torreira should cost at least 40 M without any installment

      Rodriguez didn’t play well when Giroud, Wilshere and co obliterated AC Milan in Europa League and Kolasinac is still better than him

      If Torreira really wants to move to Milan, Arsenal had better force AC Milan to pay 40 M in cash. We can subsequently use the money to buy Grimaldo, if Tierney is too expensive

      1. 350oz says:

        I second that, what a cheeky offer by Milan. If it was us who made the offer, I wonder what the public would say.

  2. Grandad says:

    The deal outlined is a non starter for Arsenal for two reasons.For a Club with severe budget restrictions a deferment of £30m is not acceptable and secondly Rodriguez is nothing special.Pie in the sky is a phrase which comes to my mind when I read this article.

  3. kev says:

    DONE DEAL!!
    Arsenal have agreed a €30m fee for St Etienne defender William Saliba. The player has agreed a 5 year contract but will return to the French club for another season.
    Arsenal do have a return clause in the loan.

    Arsenal beat teams such as Bayern Munich, PSG and rivals Tottenham Hotspur

    1. Eddie Hoyte says:

      Geeez!! Kev give it a break bro.
      You’ve posted that how many times now?
      we’ve heard you, now let us get the confirmation from the club itself.
      You see why people mock you about your own done deals transfers?
      You do this done deal thing a lot

  4. kev says:

    DONE DEAL!!
    Arsenal have agreed a €30m fee for St Etienne defender William Saliba. The player has agreed a 5 year contract but will return to the French club for another season.
    Arsenal do have a return clause in the loan.

    Arsenal beat teams such as Bayern Munich, PSG and rivals Tottenham Hotspur

    Arsenal remain interested in Zaha and Pepe but it prices will always be a stumbling block.
    Tierney bid expected and if that bid doesn’t do the trick then there is a problem with the club mentally

  5. Eddie hoyte says:

    Stop posting this crap, Torreira is happy at Arsenal, all these baseless rumors you keep spreading on here all started because the media loves making mountains out of molehills.
    Arsenal ain’t selling him, I don’t know why you guys keep trying to create more panic.
    The other day it was an article stating he disrespected Arsenal.
    You guys keep bringing up silly stories, now I can’t help but agree with folks who said the articles are mostly too much and pointless.
    Give us 2 Genuine articles a day and we won’t complain, but stop the constant post of crap every hours

    1. kev says:

      Torreira is happy at Arsenal but it should be made clear that he is open to a move.What media are doing is to make it seem like he is pushing for a move away and has told the club he wants to leave.The same can be said for many of our players
      If the right offer comes in I believe he will leave

      1. NONNY says:

        We are tired of hearing endless trash from u

    2. Krish says:

      thanks Eddie.. that’s my opinion too.. I thought that guy only said that the weather etc. is better there? how sooo much articles are written about this nontopic is shocking..

  6. RSH says:

    Ornstein has spoken. And Torreira is happy. That closes the matter. Seems we are also considering selling Auba, which I’m not opposed to, and Saliba link is finally legit as well. Thanks Orny. Until your next tweet.

    1. kev says:

      You knew all this before though.Ornsrein is just a confirmer of what has been making rounds.
      Tierney personal terms now agreed.Fee left

  7. CanonSpike says:

    If only I could shut everyone up with all these nonsense rumors.
    I’m constantly bombarded with stories everyday, and each new one contradicts the previous one.

    It’s a damn shame justarsenal website is part of the group in the forefront.

  8. imes says:

    What about Eray Cömert..rumors

  9. richie says:

    Trossard finally signed for Bournemouth … i was hoping to see him in the red jersey next season but unfortunately that won’t happen. huge miss !!!

    1. Krish says:

      well Bournemouth have a kind of red jersey too 😛 so your wish could have happened.. but unfortunately he went to Brighton 😀

  10. Mobella says:

    This is a no story. People should look at the fee. That is ridiculous, 36m for a player we paid 30m for plus 4m in salary. Will arsenal be comfortable making a mere 2m on player who has 4 years left in his contract when Spurs demanding 75m for a player with one year left on his contract and Chelsea got over 100m for Hazard. Secondly, the supposed agreement is with his agent and Arsenal. Nothing whatsoever indicated Arsenal in all the rumoured agreement. Doesn’t Arsenal give permission first.

    1. 350oz says:

      Yes utterly ridiculous isn’t it, I wonder where their confidence comes from because Torreira only said in an interview that London sky is cloudy LOL
      In addition, 30m is expressed in future value (actually a lot less in present value), be careful volks!

  11. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    Well, I don’t know and I wouldn’t say that I know because odd things could happen at any top club sides in the PL during the transfer window. And Arsenal may not be an exception to this if Torreria does go to Ivan Gasidiz’s AC Milan this summer. But not at the €35m total package that’s being tailored in some quarters. At any rate, I will like to think and believe that Arsenal interest shown in signing Kieran Tierney this summer is still on the cards. This is because I am yet to see any reason it’ll stop to be on the cards. if the player refuse to come to Arsenal and his Celtic club have rejected Arsenal 2nd bidding of just over £19m to have the player transferred to the Emirates Stadium this summer. If not, then us should be expecting the announcement of the signing of Tierney at Arsenal.com sooner than later.

    And I will not buy into the notion that is saying that Arsenal have signed William Saliba this summer and have agreed to loan him back immediately to St Etienne his club after paying €25m or £25m whichever to St Etienne to get the player’s signature. It is €25m or £25m that is been talked about here and not €2.5m or £2.5m. How can Arsenal loan back a player they bought at €25m or £25m to the club they bought him from after signing him? It will be outrageous if Arsenal does that. Are Arsenal suffering from the catharr of money to start blowing their noses of money away?

    1. 350oz says:

      Apparently they did a similar deal with Chelsea when they sold Kurt Zouma in 2014.

  12. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    Well, I don’t know and I wouldn’t say that I know because odd things could happen at any top club sides in the PL during the transfer window. And Arsenal may not be an exception to this if Torreria does go to Ivan Gasidiz’s AC Milan this summer. But not at the €35m total package that’s being tailored in some quarters. At any rate, I will like to think and believe that Arsenal interest shown in signing Kieran Tierney this summer is still on the cards. This is because I am yet to see any reason it’ll stop to be on the cards. But if the player refused to come to Arsenal and his Celtic club rejected Arsenal 2nd bidding likely to be in the region of just over £19m to have the player transferred to the Emirates Stadium this summer. But if not, then us should be expecting the announcement of the signing of Tierney at Arsenal.com sooner than later.

    And I will not buy into the notion that is saying that Arsenal have signed William Saliba this summer and have agreed to loan him back immediately to St Etienne his club after paying €25m or £25m whichever to St Etienne to get the player’s signature. It is €25m or £25m that is being talked about here and not €2.5m or £2.5m. How can Arsenal loan back a player they bought at €25m or £25m to the club they bought him from immediately after signing him? It will be outrageous if Arsenal does that. Are Arsenal suffering from the catharr of money attack to start blowing their noses of money away?

  13. Durand says:

    I’d tell Milan £50 million period. They could pay £25 million this year and next.

    Hopefully leading to Fraser, Tierney, and Saliba. Maybe a taker for Mustafi, plus sales of Kos and Monreal; those 3 sales to fund a new CM.

    I’d miss Torreria, but Chambers can play DM, Guendouzi as his backup, and slot AMN into midfield rotation.

    Good business based on our limited funds, plus shipping out some underperformers.

  14. Le Coq Monster says:

    He who walks on water Ornstein has said that Zaha das a desire to join Arsenal, but because we f##ked almightily up by not beating Brighton in the final game of the season and lost out on CL the funds are a problem !……………..have some tissues Sue ! 😆

    1. Sue says:

      I have & they’re man size ??

  15. Scubagooner says:

    Keep torrera and buy Tierney.
    If torrera wants to leave next summer then fine we will still get a great price for him and can replace him then.
    Simple.

  16. DDK3 says:

    I don’t buy it. I don’t believe that he wants to leave and honestly a move to AC Milan would be a step down.

    If he sticks it out with us for another season or two, his next move could be a lot loftier than AC Milan.

    I like what I see of Tierney (lightning quick experienced for his age and a leader) and if we can get him at around 20m then that would probably be a good investment as well.

    Not keen on Zaha, he looks like Sanchez 2.0 to me (just not as good and more expensive). We need a winger that is going to stretch the play and create space for our strikers, not someone who is going to crowd the box because he also wants to compete for the golden boot. That is why I would prefer a Carrasco or a Fraser for half the money.

    I would rather sell Xhaka than Torreira, I don’t think Xhaka’s value will grow much if at all going forward and personally I believe he is valued more than he is worth, sell him and get a quality Ramsey replacement.

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