Arsenal ‘agree’ £24million Lucas Torreira transfer

From Italy comes a story detailing an agreement between Arsenal, Fiorentina and Lucas Torreira which would see the midfielder join the Serie A side on loan this season, with an obligation for them to purchase him at the end of the campaign.

Fiorentina will pay €8m as a loan fee for this season, with a €16m purchase clause to make the deal permanent.

Arsenal have reportedly agreed to let midfielder Lucas Torreira move to Italian side Fiorentina once Dani Ceballos re-joins on another season long loan from Real Madrid.

The Uruguayan international made 29 appearances in the Premier League last season, scoring once and creating one assist, but has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer.

According to Italian outlet Labaro Viola as long as everything goes smoothly with Ceballos Arsenal will allow Torreira to move on a season-long loan to Florence for a fee of £8m, with a £16m obligation for them to buy him next summer.

Torreira first joined the Gunners from Sampdoria in 2018 and started strongly, becoming a key member of the side under previous manager Unai Emery.

However, he has not quite managed to hit his previous heights recently, and current boss Mikel Arteta does not appear to have him in his long-term plans for the club.