BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein has confirmed that Arsenal have begun negotiations with Sampdoria for the services of Lucas Torreira. The Gunners are yet to finalise an agreement for the Uruguay international but the signing of a new central midfielder remains the club’s priority during the transfer window.
Ornstein has closely followed the transfer proceedings at Arsenal over the years and writing on his official Twitter account, he confirmed the Gunners interest in Torreira, he penned: “As widely reported Arsenal in talks to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira. No agreement but central midfield a priority & 22yo Uruguay int’l seen as ideal fit technically + financially. Arsenal also want a GK after defensive signings of Lichtsteiner & Sokratis (announced July)”