Arsenal & AC Milan to hold Lucas Torreira negotiations – Gazzetta

Lucas Torreira

AC Milan desperate for Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira

Arsenal’s signing of Lucas Torreira last summer was widely considered one of the best bits of business in the Premier League.

Secured for just 30 million euros, Torreira offered a defensive shield in midfield, not seen at Arsenal since the likes of Gilberto Silva, Emmanuel Petit and Patrick Vieira.

Whilst not as impressive in the second half of the season, there is little doubt that there is more to come from Torreira, currently with Uruguay at the Copa America.

Somewhat surprisingly though, Torreira has become AC Milan’s main summer transfer target.

Lucas Torreira

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal pats Lucas Torreira of Arsenal on the back after being sent off during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Wembley Stadium on March 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Why would Arsenal sell Lucas Torreira?

It remains unclear why Arsenal would sell Lucas Torreira to anyone this summer.

Having only signed a year ago, Torreira seems critical to their hopes for not just the next campaign, but the ones after as well.

Yet, the rumours from Italy have continued on Tuesday.

Torreira has hinted at being unhappy in London, due to the weather and language issues.

Nevertheless, to sell a key player on the cheap to a Europa League rival in AC Milan would be a bitter blow for Gooners.

Ivan Gazidis

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis looks on prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at White Hart Lane on March 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Arsenal & AC Milan to negotiate for Lucas Torreira

Famous pink sports newspaper the Gazzetta dello Sport report that there will be negotiations between Arsenal and AC Milan today, and this week, regarding Torreira.

Gazzetta admit that Torreira’s value is now much higher than the 30 million euros Arsenal paid Sampdoria last summer for the Uruguay defensive midfielder.

However, “the possibilities for dealing are there”.

Leading the AC Milan charge for Lucas Torreira is Ivan Gazidis, formerly of Arsenal…

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