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Monday September 7 2020
Torino all in for Torreira

Torino are the new favourites ahead of Fiorentina for Lucas Torreira, as they’re offering to buy him outright from Arsenal without a loan.

The Uruguay international is eager for a return to Serie A, where he spent much of his career at Pescara and Sampdoria.

He started only 17 games for Arsenal last season and has been conspicuous by his absence in recent outings leading up to the Premier League campaign.

Fiorentina were leading the race for Torreira, but Torino have now climbed in front thanks to several factors.

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Wednesday September 2 2020
Fiorentina drop Torreira, go for Bonaventura

There are reports in Italy that Fiorentina have dropped Lucas Torreira in favour of Giacomo Bonaventura, letting Torino in for the Arsenal midfielder.

According to Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, the Viola have backed off their pursuit of Torreira and have no real intention of raising the offer.

Sky Sport Italia pundit Gianluca Di Marzio maintains the Tuscans are instead in talks with agent Mino Raiola for Bonaventura, who is now a free agent after a decade at Milan.

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Sunday August 30 2020
Fiorentina confident for Torreira

Fiorentina are reportedly ahead of Roma in the race for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira and confident of clinching a deal next week.

The Uruguay international was not even on the bench for Saturday’s Charity Shield win on penalties against Liverpool.

That was a further sign that coach Mikel Arteta does not see Torreira as part of his plans, so a return to Serie A seems likely after spells at Pescara and Sampdoria.

According to La Nazione newspaper, Fiorentina are confident they can secure the 24-year-old over the next few days.

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Saturday August 29 2020
Agent: 'Diawara wanted by Arsenal'

Amadou Diawara’s agent confirms he is ‘liked by many clubs in England, including Arsenal,’ so certainly won’t rule out leaving Roma in a swap with Lucas Torreira.

The 23-year-old midfielder arrived from Napoli for €21m last summer, but injuries and tactical issues saw him make only 30 competitive appearances.

“He is concentrated on his career,” agent Daniele Piraino told Tuttomercatoweb.

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Saturday August 29 2020
Arsenal send Torreira exit signal

Arsenal have left Lucas Torreira out of the squad for the Community Shield, pointing towards a Serie A move for Roma, Torino or Fiorentina.

Agent Pablo Bentancur told Calciomercato.com that “the coach and Arsenal must work out if they need Torreira or not.”

It seems as if he got his answer, because the Uruguay international was not even on the bench for today’s Community Shield match against Liverpool.

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Friday August 28 2020
Agent: 'Arsenal must decide on Torreira'

Lucas Torreira’s agent confirms Arsenal must ‘work out if they need’ the midfielder, but there are ‘no written offers’ yet, despite Torino and Fiorentina interest.

The Uruguay international has been heavily linked with moves to Fiorentina or Torino, having experience of Serie A with Pescara and Sampdoria.

“There are many requests for information, but nothing official yet, so there are no written offers on the table,” agent Pablo Bentancur told Calciomercato.com.

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Friday August 28 2020
Fiorentina present Torreira offer

Fiorentina have reportedly offered €8m to take Lucas Torreira on loan from Arsenal, with an option to buy for a further €18m.

According to La Stampa newspaper, the bid on the table is a paid one-season loan period for €8m.

At the end of that, Fiorentina can then make it a permanent move for a further €18m, taking the total cost of the operation to €26m.

The 24-year-old Uruguay international is no stranger to Serie A, having played at Sampdoria and Pescara.

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Thursday August 27 2020
Report: Arsenal push for Diawara

Arsenal reportedly insist on Amadou Diawara and will offer Roma €30m in cash or a swap deal including Lucas Torreira.

The Gunners have been linked with Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey but are not willing to pay the €45m release clause.

Il Corriere dello Sport claims the Gunners have therefore have returned to the Italian capital hoping to close a deal for the Guinean 23-year-old.

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Thursday August 27 2020
Fiorentina insist on Torreira

Fiorentina reportedly insist on bringing Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira back to Serie A.

The former Sampdoria player moved to London in July 2018 for €28.7m and has played 89 times for the Gunner since.

The Uruguay international has been linked with a return to Italy and Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims the Viola are pushing to get the go ahead from Arsenal to negotiate with the player.

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Saturday August 22 2020
Torino call for Torreira

Torino are the latest Serie A side to be linked with Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, as he’d reunite with ex-Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo.

Torreira spent most of his career in Italy, with Pescara and then Sampdoria, until the €29m move to Arsenal in the summer of 2018.

The 24-year-old has struggled for playing time lately and is reportedly seeking a return to the Peninsula.

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