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.
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.
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…