Italian side certain of landing Arsenal man despite competition

Calciomercato claims that Torino is not worried about missing out on the signing of Lucas Torreira despite facing competition from AS Roma and AC Milan.

Torreira looks set to return to the Italian top flight after he fell down the pecking order at Arsenal.

The Uruguayan had been one of the first names on the Arsenal team-sheet when he first joined the club. However, he fell out of favour last season and he is yet to convince Mikel Arteta that he can do a job for him.

He has flirted with the idea of leaving Arsenal on a number of occasions and it seems that he will finally get his wish.

Torino is being managed by Torreira’s former manager at Sampdoria, Marco Giampaolo and that is giving the Italian side confidence that he will not join any of his other suitors.

The report claims that Torino technical director Davide Vagnati isn’t worried about the interest in Torreira from rival outfits and seems pretty sure that the midfielder will be joining them.

Calciomercato further reports that the player has already given Torino his word that he will be joining them, but they have yet to reach an agreement with Arsenal.

The Gunners need all the cash that they can get now as they look to get a midfielder as well before the transfer window closes.

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  1. I’m hoping that Atletico Madrid’s apparent desire to get Torreira will make a player+cash deal for Thomas Partey possible. Simeone has apparently spoken with Torreira, encouraging him to come.

    Maybe Edu has told Atletico: “I know you are trying to stop us from getting Partey by saying you will only take cash, but our owners have told us they will loan us the cash we lack, so we’ll pay the release clause anyway. That being the case, how about a trade plus cash instead?” And then Simeone called Torreira. Torreira plus 25 mil for Partey?

    Actually, I think adding either Aouar or Partey would make this a triumphant window.

    If Arsenal end up getting both Aouar and Partey, it would be excellent business. Arteta has warned us we have to be patient, that things will take time. Maybe this means Arsenal is wisely waiting out the market until Atletico (and maybe Lyon) know what they need, have replacements in place, and maybe get a bit desperate. Sixteen days left in the window.

    I see Arsenal having moved more quickly for what they absolutely need (e.g., Willian, Ceballos, Runarsson, Gabriel) and now settling in to work patiently to get their top targets.

  2. Atletico Madrid have already lined up Marc Roca from relegated Espanyol to replace Thomas Partey, so Lucas Torreira would be an extra player for Simeone.

    1. A Madrid are not going to budge,they made it clear way back they want full release clause.They know his value,and the fact that with release clause you have to pay in full upfront,no sort of payment arrangements.they will use that opportunity.And they know Arsenal can come up with that kind of money.

      Personally i beleive the issue is not about funds,its about space in the squad

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