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Thursday June 14 2018
Torreira ideal for Arsenal

Lucas Torreira is the ideal player to improve Arsenal and represents another smart Sampdoria sale, writes Adam Summerton.

If you ask most people in North London what ‘Fray Bentos’ means to them, I’d imagine the most common reply you’d get would be ‘pies’, and with good reason, it’s an iconic British brand.

But it’s a little known fact that the food manufacturer is named after a Uruguayan port city where the products were originally processed and packaged until the 1960s. It is also the birth place of a certain Lucas Torreira, who could also be a household name in England soon.

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Wednesday June 13 2018
Arsenal rush Torreira medical

Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira could have his Arsenal medical in Russia while Uruguay prepare for the World Cup.

Multiple reports maintain a deal is done for €30m, which is higher than his €25m release clause because it’ll allow the Gunners to spread the payment over three years.

According to Sportitalia, Arsenal don’t want to risk the price-tag rising further with a good performance in the tournament.

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Wednesday June 13 2018
Samp to sell Torreira and Alvarez

Lucas Torreira is heading to Arsenal for €30m spread out over three years, while Sampdoria teammate Ricky Alvarez goes to Guadalajara.

As reported yesterday, Torreira to Arsenal is practically a done deal, with Sky Sport Italia pundit Gianluca Di Marzio confirming the same figures.

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Tuesday June 12 2018
Report: Torreira to Arsenal done

Reports in Italy suggest Arsenal have agreed terms with Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira.

It was rumoured earlier today that the Gunners had a €30m bid accepted for the Uruguayan, but were struggling to agree personal terms.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport is now reporting that a meeting with Torreira’s agent this afternoon brought significant progress, and there is now a deal in place.

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Tuesday June 12 2018
Arsenal ‘agree €30m Torreira deal’

Arsenal have reportedly struck a €30m deal for Lucas Torreira but are struggling to agree personal terms with the Sampdoria midfielder.

According to Sport Mediaset, Arsenal are prepared to pay €5m more than Torreira’s release clause so they can spread the cost.

However, the broadcaster warns ‘there’s still no agreement’ on a contract for the Uruguayan.

This should come as no surprise, given Napoli were linked with the 22-year-old for some time yet were unable to agree personal terms.

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Monday June 11 2018
Arsenal continue Torreira talks

Arsenal are continuing their negotiations with Sampdoria for Uruguay international Lucas Torreira, but he has a €25m release clause.

The 22-year-old midfielder is also of interest to Napoli, but they appear to have baulked at his wage demands.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Arsenal are in talks with Samp and hope to arrange a deal that can spread the payment out over several years.

With interest, this would end up being closer to €30m.

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Monday June 11 2018
‘Torreira and Praet have clauses’

Sampdoria’s sporting director confirms clubs interested in Dennis Praet and Lucas Torreira will have to pay their respective release clauses.

Both have been linked with Napoli this summer, while Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are also thought to be keen on Torreira.

“Torreira has a €25m release clause, everyone knows that,” Carlo Osti shrugged, speaking to Rai Sport.

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Sunday June 10 2018
Napoli baulk at Torreira demands

Napoli reportedly ended talks for Lucas Torreira after the Sampdoria midfielder made excessive wage demands, using Arsenal as leverage.

According to the Corriere del Mezzogiorno newspaper, the Partenopei were in agreement with Samp to pay the €25m release clause.

However, discussions over personal terms hit serious problems when Arsenal started to show interest, allowing the Uruguay international’s agent to hike wage demands.

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Saturday June 9 2018
Man City losing Jorginho patience

Manchester City are losing patience with Napoli over Jorginho, but the Partenopei won’t let him go without a replacement and at least €50m.

The negotiations between the two clubs are no secret, nor is the €60m price-tag that President Aurelio De Laurentiis has slapped on to the player’s head.

ADL confirmed he had already rejected a proposal worth €40m plus €5m in bonuses, but might be prepared to accept €50m.

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Friday June 8 2018
Arsenal join Torreira race?

Arsenal have reportedly joined the race to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, who has a €25m release clause.

Gianluca Di Marzio’s website claims Arsenal have opened talks with Samp for Torreira, but money is currently an issue.

This would be because the Uruguayan’s agent is ‘demanding too much’, without the transfer expert clarifying what, while the Blucerchiati prefer €30m in instalments than €25m up front.

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