Seven-time European champions AC Milan are eyeing a swap deal for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira according to the latest reports emanating from the Italian media.
Uruguayan international Lucas Torreira has emerged as a top transfer target for AC Milan this summer.
The 23-year-old is presently with the Uruguayan national team at the ongoing COPA America tournament in Brazil.
Uruguay is bidding for a first COPA America title in eight years and Lucas Torreira is expected to be a big part of that quest for glory.
According to the specific publication from La Gazzetta dello Sport, AC Milan are willing to offer Frank Kessie in exchange for Lucas Torreira though it remains to be seen whether the Gunners would sanction a deal for the £35m-rated midfielder.
Lucas Torreira is an important player for Arsenal having joined the Gunners from Italian top flight club Sampdoria last summer.
Ivorian international Frank Kessie has spent the last two seasons on loan at AC Milan from fellow Italian Serie A club Atalanta with the obligation to sign him for £30m this summer.
Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo is expected to take over the managerial role at AC Milan this summer.
Marco Giampaolo is keen to reunite with Lucas Torreira whom he worked with at Sampdoria.
There Is No Permanent Transfer For These Chelsea Loanee
Seven-time European champions AC Milan won’t secure a permanent move for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on the back of his loan spell at the club last season.
This is according to the publication from the Independent which revealed that the player’s loan move won’t be converted to a permanent transfer.
Tiemoue Bakayoko has returned to Chelsea as a result of that.
The French international midfielder was part of the Chelsea squad to the preseason tour of Dublin.
He spent the whole of last season on loan at the San Siro having joined them last summer.
Bakayoko impressed a great deal while he was on loan at AC Milan but his time at the club was tainted by an altercation towards the end of last season.
The player left Chelsea for AC Milan on loan after an unsuccessful start to his football career at Stamford Bridge.
Earlier in 2017, Tiemoue Bakayoko joined Chelsea in a €40m deal from French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco while former manager Antonio Conte was still at the club.
He was part of the AS Monaco team that reached the Champions League semifinals during the 2016/17 season.
Tiemoue Bakayoko was one of the key players for AS Monaco during that season.
AC Milan Join Race To Sign Wantaway Arsenal Star
Seven-time Italian Serie A giants AC Milan have joined the race to sign wantaway Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik during this summer’s transfer window.
This is according to Polish media outlet Przeglad Sportowy which claimed that the Rossoneri are also interested in the young Arsenal player.
Krystian Bielik has previously been linked with English Championship club Leeds United as he’s unlikely to feature prominently in the new season.
The 21-year-old has serious doubts about the playing time that he would get under Arsenal manager Unai Emery when the new season starts.
Bielik has seen his stock rise after a successful loan spell at London club Charlton Athletic whom he helped to secure promotion from English League One to the English Championship.
Charlton Athletic sealed their place in the second tier of English football after they saw off Sunderland in the playoff final.
Sunderland were beaten 2-1 by Charlton despite going a goal ahead.
Krystian Bielik has two years left on his current deal with Arsenal and AC Milan won’t have to pay over the odds for him.
The Polish u-21 international player also impressed a great deal for his beloved country at the just concluded European Championship in Italy and San Marino.
What Dejan Lovren Must Do To Secure Transfer Move
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren will reportedly have to take a pay cut for him to join Italian Serie A giants AC Milan this summer.
According to the Liverpool Echo, AC Milan are struggling to match the player’s weekly salary at his present club.
Apart from the weekly salary demands from Dejan Lovren, AC Milan are hoping to reduce the £15m to £20m asking price from Liverpool for the player as talks continue.
Dejan Lovren has two years left on his current deal at Liverpool and he could join seven-time European champions AC Milan who are in the market for a new defender this summer.
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The Rossoneri have also been linked with Sampdoria centre back Joachim Andersen.
The Danish player worked with newly appointed AC Milan manager Marco Giampolo at Sampdoria and both parties cohld reunite at the San Siro.
Marco Giampaolo led Sampdoria to a top half league finish at the end of last season before his appointment as the AC Milan last month.
The Italian tactician replaces Gennaro Gattuso who left the job at the end of last season.
On his part, Dejan Lovren signed for Liverpool from Southampton and he was an unused substitute as the Reds secured a sixth European title.
Beppe Riso Meet With AC Milan Over Dejan Lovren
The agent of Liverpool player Dejan Lovren, Beppe Riso, met with AC Milan officials to discuss the possibility of his client leaving the Reds during this summer’s transfer window.
This is according to the report from popular Italian transfer news outlet Calciomercato.
It was revealed that AC Milan are weighing up a move for the Croatian World Cup star.
Dejan Lovren was part of the Croatia squad that surprised the world of football by reaching the final of last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Lovren and Croatia went on to lose the final to world champions France via a 4-2 win in their final clash.
He didn’t have the best of seasons during the last campaign shortly after coming back from his World Cup exertions with the Croatian national team.
Lovren was still useful for Liverpool in their quest to win major honours last season.
He was part of the Liverpool team that secured Champions League success by beating Spurs 2-0 in their final clash at the start of last month.
Liverpool don’t have to sell Dejan Lovren this summer but they will entertain offers of €15m to €20m for the player as he’s the fourth choice central defender at Anfield at the moment
Serie A Giant Step Up Pursuit Of Liverpool Star
Italian Serie A giants AC Milan have stepped up their pursuit of Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren according to the latest reports coming out of the media in Italy.
AC Milan want to sign a new defender this season and they are eyeing a move for the Croatian international star this summer.
The specific report from popular Italian transfer news portal Calciomercato revealed that the Rossoneri held talks with the player’s agent Predrag Mijatovic (A former Real Madrid striker).
AC Milan have a mini-defensive crisis at the moment with just two fit centre backs (Mateo Musacchio and Alessio Romagnoli).
Cristian Zapata has left the club, while Mattia Caldara is currently injured.
Dejan Lovren is said to be open to leaving Liverpool this summer after he won the Champions League title with the Reds at the end of last season.
Lovren and Liverpool won the Champions League by beating fellow Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur via a 2-0 over Spurs.
The Reds value Dejan Lovren at around €20m to €25m which could pose a little problem to the Italians’ (AC Milan) quest to sign him
Lovren earns £5.2m on a yearly basis at Liverpool and that could also be a stumbling block to a possible transfer to AC Milan.
AC Milan Set Asking Price For Gianluigi Donnaruma
Italian Serie A giants AC Milan have reportedly set the asking price for their first choice goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnaruma.
This is according to the latest reports emanating from the media in Italy.
Italian international shot stopper Donnaruma has been linked with a move away from AC Milan this summer.
According to the specific report from popular Italian transfer news portal Calciomercato, French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Premier League outfit Manchester United are keen to sign the Italian shot stopper during this summer’s transfer window.
It was also revealed that AC Milan have set an asking price of €50m on their goalkeeper amidst the interest from both PSG and Manchester United.
French giants PSG are in need of a new goalkeeper in the wake of the exit of compatriot Gianluigi Buffon.
Veteran goalkeeper Buffon ended his one-year stay at the Parc des Princes earlier this summer.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup winner had joined PSG last summer on a one-year deal with the option of another year.
The French champions were willing to activate the extra year but the experienced goalkeeper wanted to leave the club.
Buffon is closing in on a free transfer return to former club Juventus.
On his part, David De Gea has also been linked with a move away from Manchester United.
The Red Devils might need a new goalkeeper like Gianluigi Donnaruma if De Gea leaves the club this summer.
Finally, Lucas Torreira Speaks On Transfer Rumours
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has finally addressed the transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the Gunners this summer.
Those transfer rumours skyrocketed after he gave an interview where he admitted to struggling with culture in the United Kingdom.
According to him, he has not been able to adapt to life in England since his move to Arsenal last summer and that prompted rumours of a reunion with his former coach at Sampdoria.
Lucas Torreira worked with Marco Giampaolo at Sampdoria and the Italian tactician left the club to join AC Milan this summer.
He enjoyed a very good working relationship with Torreira while the Uruguayan international player was a Sampdoria player.
Lucas Torreira joined Arsenal last summer in a deal said to be around £25m.
He has been seriously linked with AC Milan who are willing to do a swap deal involving Ivorian international star Franck Kessie who has been at the San Siro since 2017.
In his recent interview to address the transfer rumours via the Daily Mirror, Lucas Torreira revealed that his focus is on staying at Arsenal.
The Gunners don’t have the intention of selling the player who’s seen as a big part of the current Arsenal squad.
Arsenal Offered Frank Kessie In Swap Deal For Torreira
North London giants Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign AC Milan midfielder Frank Kessie in a swap deal for Lucas Torreira according to the latest reports coming out of the Italian media.
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is a top transfer target for seven-time European champions AC Milan and the Italians want to sweeten the deal by offering Ivorian international midfielder Franck Kessie.
This is according to a report from Corriere dello Sport via Football Italia.
Franck Kessie has been on loan at AC Milan for the last two seasons from fellow Italian top flight side Atalanta and the Rossoneri are mandated to pay €30m for his services this summer as part of the loan deal that took him to the San Siro in the first place.
AC Milan will have to offer money in the proposed swap deal for Lucas Torreira as the Uruguayan national team player is rated at around €50m.
Lucas Torreira recently talked about his struggles at Arsenal as he pointed out that he has not been able to settle down at the club.
The 23-year-old signed for Arsenal from Italian Serie A club Sampdoria last summer and he has become an important player for the Gunners under the guidance of Arsenal manager Unai Emery.
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