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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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Friday June 8 2018
WC Player Profile: Lucas Torreira

Our World Cup player profiles continue with another Serie A face set to shine in Russia - Sampdoria and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira.

Torreira has been a breakout star for Sampdoria this season and should push his way into the Uruguay starting XI too, writes Nick Valerio.

You can read the full profile of the 22-year-old sensation here.

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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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