Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Lucas Torreira: Arsenal in talks to sign Uruguay midfielder from Sampdoria

Lucas Torreira: Arsenal in talks to sign Uruguay midfielder from Sampdoria

The source also said a deal for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos had now been completed, although it is not expected to be announced until July to suit the German club's fiscal calendar.

Unai Emery is searching for a new No 1 this summer to replace Petr Cech and has identified the German star as his main target.

Arsenal have agreed a £26.4m (€30m) deal to sign the Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira and were discussing personal terms with the Uruguayan's representatives in Milan on Tuesday.

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New Arsenal manager Emery is aiming to improve the spine of his team ahead of the new season, with a goalkeeper, centre back and central midfielder his priority.

Arsenal are nearing their second signing of the summer window: Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria.

Torreira played all but two Serie A games for I Blucerchiati last season and established himself as one of the most promising players in his position in the league.

"The objective is to work hard together and with these talented players".

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