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Italian clubs make inquiry for Arsenal midfielder

Italian giant AC Milan have long held an interest in Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira and have now made their intentions clear by inquiring over his availability this summer.

The Serie A side were linked with a move for the Uruguayan midfielder last summer and there had been talk over a transfer, but Arsenal had no intention of selling the player they had only signed 12 months prior.

Lucas Torreira Networth, Biography, Career and Awards in 2020
Lucas Torreira Networth, Biography, Career and Awards in 2020

However, times have changed and Torreira does not feature in the plans of new manager Mikel Arteta, who took over as Gunners boss in December.

He is one of a number of players available for transfer this summer as Arteta attempts to achieve something of a clear out, allowing him to bring in new signings, with the likes of Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey targeted.

Sky Sports Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the inquiry has come in from Milan for Lucas Torreira, who has also been linked with Seria A clubs like, Fiorentina and Torino this summer, having previously played in Italy with Sampdoria.

Of course Torreira is available but there will certainly be negotiation over price, with Arsenal thought to want around £22m for the 24-year-old who cost them £26m in 2018.

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