NEWS
Tuesday June 11 2019
Midfielders enter Milan's gaze?

Milan are reportedly showing an interest in Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira and Cagliari’s Nicolo Barella.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Milan will try to reunite incoming Coach Marco Giampaolo with Torreira, who played 50 times in his debut campaign for Arsenal, reaching the Europa League Final.

The pair worked together at Sampdoria and, while the website accepts the Uruguayan is not currently thinking about a return to Serie A, a move to San Siro could prove tempting if the Rossoneri manage to sell some players.

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NEWS
Monday June 10 2019
Arsenal must raise Sampdoria bid

Arsenal offered €48m for Sampdoria pair Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet, but the Blucerchiati want at least €55m.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Nicolò Schira, the initial proposal has been rejected.

The Gunners are going to have to raise their bid, because Samp consider centre-back Anderson to be worth €30m on his own, with midfielder Praet valued at €25m.

Milan are also interested in the pair, but particularly Belgium international Praet, as they are about to hire Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo.

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NEWS
Sunday April 28 2019
Arsenal scouts watch Praet

Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet in action against Lazio this afternoon.

It kicks off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Gunners are hoping to replicate the deal they did with Samp for Lucas Torreira last summer.

Praet turns 25 next month and this is not the first time that Arsenal have had scouts in the stands to evaluate the Belgium international.

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NEWS
Monday April 15 2019
Agent: 'Napoli wanted Torreira'

Lucas Torreira’s agent confirms Carlo Ancelotti wanted the midfielder from Sampdoria, but he “already had a verbal agreement with Arsenal.”

The Uruguay international was on target in the 2-0 first leg win of their Europa League quarter-final.

“Ancelotti wanted me to bring him to Napoli up until the last minute, but we already had a verbal agreement with Arsenal,” representative Pablo Bentancur told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

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NEWS
Thursday April 11 2019
Torreira: 'I know how Napoli will play'

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira warned “I’ve played in Italy, so I know it’ll be a very different game at the San Paolo” against Napoli.

The Gunners won the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final 2-0 with Aaron Ramsey and a Torreira shot that was deflected in off Kalidou Koulibaly.

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Thursday March 21 2019
Torreira 'was close to Napoli'

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira was close to joining Napoli, confirmed his father, but “something strange happened. He might return to Italy in future.”

The Uruguay international made his name at Sampdoria and earned a move to Arsenal over the summer, but had been in advanced talks with their next Europa League opponents Napoli.

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BLOG ITALIA
Thursday January 10 2019
Judging Joachim Andersen

Danish talent Joachim Andersen is the latest young player Sampdoria are turning into a future star. Elio Salerno scouts the next big transfer target.

Imposing young Dane Joachim Andersen is the latest Sampdoria talent to be linked with a big money move away from the Genoese club. Samp provide a proven path in player development, astutely educating youngsters in football’s fine arts. Following a number of impressive displays, Andersen looks set to follow former Blucerchiati stars Shkodran Mustafi, Lucas Torreira, Milan Skriniar and Mauro Icardi in making a move away from Marassi to one of Europe’s best sides.

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Wednesday December 12 2018
Torreira 'so proud' of Arsenal move

Former Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira is ‘so proud’ of his move to Arsenal but admits he expected to stay in Serie A.

Torreira was heavily linked with Napoli before his €30m switch to Arsenal over the summer, although the Uruguayan has become an instant fans’ favourite at Emirates Stadium.

“At the end of my last season at Sampdoria there were lots of teams being talked about,” he told the Gunners’ official Youtube channel.

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Tuesday August 28 2018
Torreira agent: ‘With Carletto at Napoli…’

Lucas Torreira’s agent confirms his client could have joined Napoli if Carlo Ancelotti had been there at the start but “talks with Arsenal were too advanced”.

The Partenopei were in talks with Sampdoria for the midfielder throughout the second half of last season, but the deal eventually collapsed.

The Uruguayan then moved to the Premier League, but if the current Napoli Coach had been in situ then things could have been different.

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Friday July 13 2018
Torreira: ‘See you later’ Samp

Arsenal new boy Lucas Torreira says his departure from Sampdoria is only a ‘see you later’ after wearing ‘the most beautiful jersey in the world’.

Torreira only spent two of his three years at Samp in their first team, but the Uruguay midfielder made it clear just how much the Blucerchiati meant to him, having since joined Arsenal in a €30m deal.

“Goodbye is too strong a word, so I’ll just say ‘see you later’,” he wrote on Instagram.

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