According to Italian news outlet ANSA, the possibility of Lucas Torreira joining Arsenal is growing after the Italian side brought in a replacement for him.
They have signed Lokomotiva Zagreb’s Lovro Majer for around €7m as the Gunners and Napoli circle for the Uruguayan midfielder.
It’s reported that the 22 year old has a €25m release clause in his contract which runs out at the end of June, and he could be the man Unai Emery has targetted to bolster his midfield ahead of the new season.
With Jack Wilshere’s deal set to expire at the end of this month, and with no agreement as yet on a new deal, this is an area that certainly needs to be strengthened.
Torreira is part of the Uruguay squad for the World Cup which kicks off in Russia next week, so he’ll be someone to keep an eye on when they begin their campaign with a game against Mohamed Elneny’s Egypt on Friday.