Arsenal open to selling Torriera in order to fund a move for other midfield targets and free up squad space for arrivals

Arsenal are in talks with Serie A side Torino over a loan deal for midfielder Lucas Torreira with a view to a permanent move.

The two clubs are discussing a season-long loan for the Uruguay midfielder with an option to make it permanent next summer.

Torino would pay Arsenal £22m in the deal over two equal instalments, with the club’s Serie A rivals Fiorentina also interested in the midfielder.

Torreira joined Arsenal from Italian side Sampdoria in July 2018 for £26m, but has struggled to establish himself under Mikel Arteta after recovering from a knee injury. Continue reading

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