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Arsenal in talks for Lucas Torreira of Sampdoria

13 June 2018

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.

Arsenal have continued their attempt to add greater steel through the spine of the squad by holding talks over the potential signing of Uruguay and Sampdoria holding midfielder Lucas Torreira.

Negotiations have been ongoing between the Gunners and the Serie A club and it seems, following news of the two clubs agreeing a deal for the transfer, personal terms between Arsenal and Torreira have been agreed.

It looks like a deal is on the cards as the Daily Star are now citing a report from Sport Mediaset that claims Arsenal have agreed to pay £26.5m [€30m] to sign the South American and are now working to agree personal terms with the midfielder.

The 22-year-old did have a £21.9m (€25m) release clause in his contract, which has another four years to run, but Arsenal offered the extra €5m to beat off competition from Napoli. The fee will be paid over three years. The Uruguay global has a €25m (£22m) release clause in his deal with the Serie A club and while the transfer fee is not likely to become a sticking point, the Gunners still need to reach an agreement with the player's representatives.

Arsenal in talks for Lucas Torreira of Sampdoria