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Arsenal close in on signing of £22m Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira

Arsenal close in on signing of £22m Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira Arsenal close in on signing of £22m Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira
Noah Ferguson | 12 June, 2018, 09:04

Further reports from Italy also indicate that instead of paying the full extent of Torreira's release clause up front, Arsenal would like to spread the cost through paying Sampdoria in installments.

The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we'll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe.

Lucas Torreira is reportedly close to joining Arsenal.

The Gunners have already completed the first signing of Unai Emery's reign with the arrival of Stephan Lichsteiner on a free transfer from Juventus earlier this week.

Torreira is Sampdoria's key man in defensive midfield.

The player has a €25 million release clause in his Sampdoria contract, something which the Serie A side's club president has spoken about recently.

Emery has a lot of work to do this summer, if he is to guide the Gunners back into contention for the Champions League places, and the signing of the 22-year-old Uruguay global would be a great way to start.

As such, the midfielder's representative has asked a week's time amid interest from the likes of Napoli and Borussia Dortmund but Arsenal are still said to be confident of wrapping up the move.

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