NEWS
Saturday July 7 2018
Torreira ready for Arsenal move

Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira confirmed he can now focus on completing his transfer to Arsenal now Uruguay are out of the World Cup.

A fee has been agreed for around €30m, but the move was postponed due to his international commitments.

“We could have gone about it differently, but I did not want to think about other things,” Torreira told reporters as he returned home from Russia.

“The World Cup is important and being part of this squad meant a lot to me. But now I have more time my future will be very clear. 

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NEWS
Monday July 2 2018
‘Torreira’s Arsenal medical after WC’

Lucas Torreira’s father has confirmed that the Sampdoria midfielder will undergo a medical with Arsenal after the World Cup.

Torreira is set to join Arsenal in a €30m deal, and his dad expects the transfer to be completed once Uruguay’s participation in Russia is over.

“I want the best for my son and I also know that Arsenal showed a lot of interest in him,” Ricardo told Radio Crc.

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NEWS
Saturday June 30 2018
World Cup: Cavani knocks out CR7

Edinson Cavani bagged a brace to beat Portugal 2-1 and then limped off injured, as Uruguay will face France in the quarter-final.

There were plenty of Serie A representatives in the 22 starting in Sochi, including Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Lucas Torreira, Diego Laxalt, Martin Caceres and Joao Mario, but Milan forward Andre Silva was dropped to the bench.

Uruguay took first blood with a sensational diving header from former Napoli and Palermo striker Edinson Cavani on the end of a Luis Suarez cross at the back post.

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NEWS
Wednesday June 20 2018
Samp confirm Torreira exit

Sampdoria have confirmed Arsenal target Lucas Torreira ‘has gone for €30m’ but warned Juventus that Dennis Praet will only leave for €26m.

Speaking to Sportitalia on Tuesday evening, Samp owner Massimo Ferrero dropped his biggest hint yet that Torreira was Arsenal-bound but stood firm over Praet and Fabio Quagliarella, while expressing no bitterness with Daniele Prade’s switch to Udinese.

“Torreira’s gone for €30m,” he told the broadcaster.

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BLOG ITALIA
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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NEWS
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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NEWS
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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NEWS
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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NEWS
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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NEWS
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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