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Thursday June 7 2018
Dortmund meet Torreira agent

The agent of Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira is in Germany to meet Borussia Dortmund, according to reports.

The Uruguayan has been linked with both Napoli and Arsenal, with the Partenopei reigniting their interest as Jorginho looks set to join Manchester City.

Now though Tuttomercatoweb is reporting that Pablo Bentancur, Torreira’s agent, is in Germany to meet Dortmund.

The Bundesliga side are willing to pay the €25m release clause in the midfielder’s contract, and there is a five-year contract on the table.

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Monday June 4 2018
Torreira delight at Uruguay call-up

Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira expresses his delight after securing a place in Uruguay’s World Cup squad.

The 22-year-old’s successful season for the Blucerchiati, in which he made 38 appearances and scored four goals, means he will be on his country’s plane to Russia despite having only made his international debut in March.

And Torreira, who has been heavily linked with a transfer to Serie A runners up Napoliof late, believes his inclusion is the result of hard work.

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Monday June 4 2018
‘Torreira-Napoli down to Ancelotti’

Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero claims Carlo Ancelotti will decide whether Lucas Torreira joins Napoli this summer.

Ancelotti’s appointment has left Napoli’s proposed deal for Torreira up in the air, and Ferrero believes the buck lies with the former Milan and Real Madrid boss, while suggesting the midfielder and Aurelio De Laurentiis are ready for the move to happen.

“Will we hold talks with Napoli for Torreira and Bereszynski? Napoli can answer this question,” he told Radio Crc.

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Saturday June 2 2018
Samp look towards Walace

Sampdoria are interested in outcast Hamburger SV midfielder Walace as a replacement for Lucas Torreira.

There are reports Uruguay international Torreira is close to a move to Napoli this summer.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Samp have their eyes set on 23-year-old Brazilian Walace.

The asking price is in the region of €10m and he had already been linked with Lazio last year.

He was frozen out of the Hamburger SV squad as punishment for poor discipline and ‘misconduct’ towards the club and teammates in March.

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Thursday May 31 2018
Napoli back in for Torreira?

Napoli are reportedly back in for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, but don’t want to pay his €25m release clause.

The Partenopei had been in talks with the Uruguayan, but the deal collapsed and his agent began talking with other clubs.

Now though Sky Italia is reporting that sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli is meeting with the Blucerchiati in Milan.

There is a €25m release clause in Torreira’s contract which is valid until June 30, but it must be paid in one lump sum.

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Tuesday May 29 2018
Everton join Torreira race?

Everton have reportedly joined the race to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira.

Accoridng to Calciomercato.it, Everton are considering a move for Torreira after his proposed transfer to Napoli went cold.

The 22-year-old, who will represent Uruguay at the World Cup, has a €25m release clause, and the website notes the Toffees have would no problems paying it.

The English side are undergoing a rebuild, with sporting director Marcel Brands arriving from PSV and former Watford boss Marco Silva set to take over.

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Saturday May 19 2018
Man City €20m off Jorginho

Manchester City have bid €50m for Jorginho, but Napoli want at least €70m for the midfielder, according to Italian papers.

Pep Guardiola’s interest in the Italo-Brazilian is no secret and his agent confirmed Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have also made calls.

The Corriere del Mezzogiorno paper claims that Machester City have an initial proposal of €50m and Jorginho is open to a Premier League switch.

However, Napoli want at least €70m to release Jorginho and everything depends on whether Maurizio Sarri stays on the bench.

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Thursday May 17 2018
Torreira: ‘Italy best for me…’

Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira “can’t say” whether he’ll leave in the summer but the Roma target notes “Italy is one of the best places”.

The Uruguayan has been heavily linked with both the Giallorossi and Napoli, and it’s widely expected this will be his final season at Marassi.

“After the season I’ll go home,” Torreira told reporters after the Torneo Ravano.

“The national team is waiting for me and I want to prepare well to go to the World Cup and crown a dream.

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Thursday May 17 2018
‘Giampaolo staying, Torreira leaving’

Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero claims Coach Marco Giampaolo will ‘certainly’ stay but admits ‘I think Lucas Torreira will leave’.

Giampaolo was initially put forward as the favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, while Torreira had been heavily linked with possibly following the 50-year-old to the San Paolo.

“Giampaolo? He’ll certainly stay,” Ferrero told Il Secolo XIX.

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Tuesday May 15 2018
Uruguay name World Cup squad

Uruguay have named their preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup, including Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino and Rodrigo Bentancur.

There are numerous Serie A figures in the list named by Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez.

Uruguay are in Group A with hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Included are Sampdoria players Torreira and Gaston Ramirez, Inter midfielder Matias Vecino, Genoa winger Diego Laxalt, Juventus man Bentancur and Lazio defender Martin Caceres.

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