Lucas Torreira close to signing in £22m transfer

Lucas Torreira of Sampdoria holds off the challenge fron Mario Mandzukic of Juventus during the serie A match between Juventus and UC Sampdoria at Allianz Stadium

It has been widely reported that Arsenal have a transfer budget of just £50 million this summer, so it comes as no surprise that they would prefer to pay the fee for Torreira in instalments.

Arsenal are reportedly ready to make an approach for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, who is said to be interested in a switch to the Emirates Stadium.

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. The Greek is due to sign a three-year contract with the Gunners with an announcement expected at the end of the month.

And according to Italian news agency ANSA, Arsenal are "close" to another acquisition in Torreira.

Any switch is unlikely to be imminent because Torreira will be in Russian Federation for the World Cup after making Uruguay's 23-man squad for the tournament.

Napoli have also been strongly linked with Torreira but it looks like Arsenal are now in pole position as TeamTalk are citing a report from SampNews24 that claims we've agreed to meet his £22m release clause.

The 22-year-old has developed in to one of the best defensive midfielders in Serie A since joining Sampdoria from Pescara two years ago and he's been named in the Uruguay squad ahead of this summers World Cup finals in Russian Federation.

Related News:

  • Come watch Square Enix's E3 2018 showcase with us!

    Babylon's Fall is a totally new project for Square Enix , but it wasn't the only never-before-seen game that was revealed. It's finally Monday morning and we're in the final run up of press conferences leading into the E3 show floor opening.
    Rage 2 has a Collector's Edition with a singing severed mutant head

    Rage 2 has a Collector's Edition with a singing severed mutant head

    Get out there, blow some mutants up, and have fun when Rage 2 launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC spring 2019. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about the project and receive a concrete release date .
    Trump Won’t Stop Tearing Up Papers, So Staffers Tape Them Back Together

    Trump Won’t Stop Tearing Up Papers, So Staffers Tape Them Back Together

    Mr Young, 48, who was sacked on April 19, said he fought back and had his official status changed from "resigned" to "terminated".
  • Land Rover Discovery model moved to Slovakia from the UK

    Land Rover Discovery model moved to Slovakia from the UK

    It has not put an exact figure on the level of investment in the Solihull plant, but it runs into hundreds of millions of pounds. JLR - which is owned by the Indian group Tata Motors - said that it remained "committed to the UK".
    Net Neutrality Ends Tomorrow, FCC On Track To Remove Rules As Scheduled

    Net Neutrality Ends Tomorrow, FCC On Track To Remove Rules As Scheduled

    Per a report from Slate , governors in both NY and Montana have signed executive orders to keep net neutrality in place. The order required the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, which the FCC announced receiving last month .
    Deal done: Watford complete permanent signing of Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona

    Deal done: Watford complete permanent signing of Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona

    Then after a loan spell at the age of 20 to Sevilla under new Arsenal boss Unai Emery, Deulofeu signed a permanent deal with Everton in 2015.
  • De Niro drops Trump F-bomb onstage at Tony Awards

    However, film star De Niro may get the bulk of the questions after his big statement at Sunday night's Tony Awards. De Niro won Oscars for his roles in The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Raging Bull (1980).
    Trump rips Canada and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation  in tweets from Singapore

    Trump rips Canada and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in tweets from Singapore

    President Donald Trump's abrupt rejection of the joint communique and angry tweets left the annual meeting in disarray. He cited "a $800 Billion Trade Deficit" for the USA , a number he's touted several times .
    French World Cup victor  Desailly

    French World Cup victor Desailly

    FIFA Congress will therefore determine whether to award the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup to one of the two candidates. And that will help them to acclimatize to the conditions".
  • Super Cute Game Ghost Giant for PlayStation VR Announced by Fe Developer

    Super Cute Game Ghost Giant for PlayStation VR Announced by Fe Developer

    Awww , well this looks sweet, a new PlayStation VR game from the makers of Fe and Flipping Death called Ghost Giant . He lives in an out-of-the-way part of town, where he tends to the family sunflower farm together with his mother.
    Tea for Two: What May Come of Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore?

    Tea for Two: What May Come of Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore?

    Dismantling a secret nuclear arsenal built up over decades would take several years and be extremely hard to check, they say. The foreign minister of Singapore tweeted out a picture of the cake presented to Trump at the luncheon today in Singapore .
    Mets release slumping veteran Adrian Gonzalez

    Mets release slumping veteran Adrian Gonzalez

    In another move, the Mets designated catcher Jose Lobaton for assignment and called up utilityman Ty Kelly from Triple-A as well. Gonzalez's departure is the end of a failed gamble the Mets took in January, when they signed the veteran to the minimum.


Most liked

Parkland shooting survivors preformed at Tony Awards
She saved the lives of more than 60 students during the shooting on February 14, when a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people. Viewers moved by the performance quickly expressed their emotions on Twitter , and we were right there with them.

France warns Trump over 'fits of anger' after G7 statement u-turn
But I digress - because none of these chaps compare to Justin Trudeau , for whom my adoration is as pure as his sea blue eyes. Big trade barriers against USA farmers, and other businesses, will finally be broken. "He did him a favor", Navarro said.

Vieira Bags First European Managerial Job With Nice
The 1998 FIFA World Cup victor succeeds Lucien Favre as Nice manager in his first managerial role in European football . You are not only a great coach but also a fantastic person.

Neal Boyd Dead - 'America's Got Talent' Winner Dies at 42
TMZ is reporting that the cause of death is heart failure, and Neal had a known heart condition at the time of his death. Boyd's high-profile win was so iconic for his hometown that it constituted Sikeston to rebrand October 2008 as " Neal E.

PUBG teases ballistic shield, and new snowy map coming soon
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is out now on PC and mobile devices, and is available on Xbox One through early access. Lastly, the company also hinted at the fourth winter-themed map coming to the Xbox One as well.

Business, Facebook's shared user data with select companies
The arrangements with device makers and software bug issue are likely to be examined by the Federal Trade Commission. The deals gave device makers access to users' information, such as relationship status and political affiliation.

Air Force officer missing for 35 years found in California
If convicted, he might face maximum penalties of dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and confinement of five years. Military officials said Hughes had access only to secret information pertinent to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation .

Melania Trump to attend Ford's Theatre gala
The President has previously provided details to the public about his wife's medical procedure that turned out to be incorrect. Trump recently resumed a public schedule after a lengthy absence following surgery last month to treat a kidney condition.

Detroit Pistons hire ex-Raptors head coach Dwane Casey
Casey was named coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association, an award voted on by NBA head coaches. Under Casey, the Raptors won four Atlantic Division titles and advanced to the playoffs in five consecutive seasons.

Supermodel's Checkered Flag Gaffe Ends Grand Prix Race Two Laps Early
The official in the flagstand at Sunday's Formula 1 race in Montreal waved the checkered flag a lap too soon. At some races, fans also storm the track at a race's conclusion. "This is part of the confusion".

Kylie Jenner Explains Why She Deleted Stormi Photos From Social Media
Well, now it's all come to an end as Kylie has deleted all photos of the four-month-old from her social media. Of course, we can't say for sure why Kylie would do this, but it's not completely surprising.

Robert De Niro says 'F
De Niro won Oscars for his roles in " The Godfather: Part II " (1974) and " Raging Bull " (1980). De Niro said not just once, but he said it loud twice at Tony Awards on Sunday.

Sir Kenny Daglish leads Queen's Birthday Honours list
Sister Imelda Poole, president of European anti-trafficking network Renate, receives an MBE for services to combating modern slavery.

Dustin Johnson holes marvellous eagle for walk-off win
Now would be a good time to mention that Johnson and Woods are paired together for the first two rounds at Shinnecock. Andrew Putnam started the final round with a share of the lead for the first time in his career.

Govt aiming to have new national auto company: Dr Mahathir
The new Government aims to have a new national auto company now that Proton has been bought over by China's Geely . He pointed out that Proton, which he launched, was no longer a national auto .