It is easy to dismiss a lot of Arsenal rumours because of the source, as an example anything that comes from the likes of the Daily Star, The Sun and so forth, though they do occasionally get it right, however, when a credible source makes a claim then it is well worth listening to.
A classic example is David Ornstein of the BBC, he is regarded as a trusted source and so when he said that Arsenal would make a second bid for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, most people accepted that would happen.
The same applies to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
For the record, both Ornstein and Di Marzio were among the list of sources I recommended here when it came to listening to Arsenal rumours.
On Monday evening Di Marzio gave an update on Calcio Mercato L’Originale, claiming that AC Milan is preparing an offer for Lucas Torreira.
Now, that does not mean that the Uruguayan will be leaving or anything like that but it does mean that an offer is coming and the transfer of the 23-year-old is a definite prospect.
It is suspected that Torreira is unhappy in England and that he would welcome a move back to Italy where he impressed at Sampdoria and there are a couple of ways Arsenal fans can look at this.
It can either be seen as losing a player that we really wanted to keep ahold of and it being a body blow or we take it on the chin and use the money raised from his sale to fund a more suitable replacement.
Either way, this is one rumour that is gaining momentum.