New Torino manager Marco Giampaolo has approved a big money move for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira who has been the subject of interest from Italian teams this summer.
Marco Giampaolo was appointed the Torino manager in August after penning a two-year deal, and he’s keen to work with Lucas Torreira again after their sojourn at Sampdoria.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport revealed that Torino is ready to meet the €24m asking price from Arsenal after the transfer has been vetoed by new manager Marco Giampaolo.
- Arsenal, Chelsea Target Set For Barcelona
- EPL: Man United And Liverpool Accused Of ‘Blackmail’ Over Thiago
- United, Liverpool named as likely destination for Kylian Mbappe
It was also revealed that the transfer is nearing completion and that the fee involved will be paid in instalments.
Torino were able to fend off fellow Italian Serie A club Fiorentina in the race to sign Lucas Torreira.
The 24-year-old has spent two years with the Gunners following his €30m move in 2018 but it looks like his time at the club is coming to an end as Arsenal manager tries to raise funds for new players.
Gunners boss Arteta will need a new holding midfielder if Torreira leaves as expecte, and Atletico Madrid player Thomas Partey is his prime candidate for the role.
The Gunners will have to convince the Spanish team to sell Partey by simply activating his €50m release clause.