According to reports in Italy, Torino have taken a big step towards signing Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira by agreeing a €24 million fee with Arsenal.
A move to the Turin base club would see the 24-year-old join forces with his former manager Marco Giampaolo, the coach who played such a big role in his development at Sampdoria prior to his 2018 move to the Emirates.
It’s not the first time Giampaolo has been hot on the heels of the midfielder. It was reported that he tried to sign the player this time last summer during an ill-fated and short-lived spell at AC Milan . But couldn’t agree a deal with Arsenal then.
Torreira has had several suitors in Italy in the last couple of years, including Napoli and Fiorentina. The latter seemed to be close to a loan
agreement as recently as two weeks ago but whatever reason Fiorentina failed to close the deal.
Torreira wasn’t included in Mikel Arteta’s matchday squad for the opening day win over Fulham.