Lucas Torreira

Lucas Torreira to force Arsenal exit amid AC Milan interest?

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is reportedly willing to force a move away from the club this summer amid interest from Italian giants AC Milan. Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is reportedly willing to force an exit from the club this summer amid speculation linking him with AC Milan. The 23-year-old only joined Arsenal in a £26.5m deal from Sampdoria last summer, but he recently poured doubt on his future at the Emirates Stadium by admitting that he preferred living in Italy above England. Milan were quick to register their interest in the diminutive defensive midfielder following the appointment of Marco Giampaolo as manager, with Torreira having previously worked alongside the new Rossoneri boss at Sampdoria. The Italian giants have reportedly made an initial two-year loan offer wor...

Report: Arsenal offer Kieran Tierney £20m contract

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney will be offered a five-year by Arsenal deal worth £20m, according to a report. Arsenal are reportedly willing to offer left-back Kieran Tierney a £70,000-a-week contract to join from Celtic. The Gunners are believed to have already had a bid of £15m knocked back for the Scotland international, who still has four years to run on his Parkhead contract. According to The Sun, the Gunners are about to make an improved second offer for the 22-year-old and they are also prepared to sanction a bumper five-year contract. Tierney is said to be in line to make £4m a year at the Emirates Stadium – the same wage level as regulars such as Lucas Torreira and Shkodran Mustafi – which equates to £20m over his five-year deal. Arsenal are also rumoured to be looking...

Arsenal considering AC Milan bid for Lucas Torreira?

AC Milan are reportedly prepared to pay £34m to sign Lucas Torreira from Arsenal, but only after taking him on loan for the next two seasons. Arsenal are willing to hold talks with AC Milan over the sale of midfielder Lucas Torreira, according to a report. The Uruguay international performed well for the Gunners during his first season at the club, featuring 50 times in all competitions upon arriving from Sampdoria. Torreira recently admitted that he is struggling to adapt to life in England, however, and Milan appear ready to pounce. Taking the 23-year-old’s comments into account, Sport Mediaset suggests that the Londoners are ready to do business with the Rossoneri. Milan are rumoured to be willing to pay around £7m to take Torreira on loan for two seasons, with an obligation to pu...

Arsenal set Lucas Torreira asking price?

Arsenal place a transfer value of £45m on Lucas Torreira amid suggestions of interest from AC Milan, according to a report. Arsenal have reportedly placed a transfer value of £45m on Lucas Torreira amid suggestions that AC Milan want to sign the midfielder in this summer’s transfer window. Torreira made 50 appearances for the Gunners last season following his arrival from Sampdoria. The 23-year-old’s future at the Emirates Stadium is already being called into question, though, with Milan reportedly identifying the Uruguay international as a potential summer signing. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal would want a £45m fee for Torreira, who has struggled to settle in England and is keen to return to Italy. Unai Emery‘s side reportedly only have a transfer budget...

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka: ‘No truth in Inter Milan rumours’

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka dismisses speculation linking him with a summer switch to Inter Milan. Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has described speculation associating him with a move to Inter Milan as ‘newspaper talk’. A number of Arsenal players have been linked with exits during the summer transfer window, including Xhaka who is a regular in the centre of the pitch. Inter are allegedly keen on the Switzerland international’s services, but the 26-year-old has played down suggestions that he may leave the Emirates Stadium. Xhaka is quoted by The Mirror as saying: “It is something the newspapers have written about, but there is no truth. I have never had contact with Inter.” Lucas Torreira is also said to be attracting attention from Italy as AC Milan all...

AC Milan ready to move for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira?

AC Milan are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, who has suggested that he is unhappy with life in England. AC Milan have reportedly identified Arsenal‘s Lucas Torreira as a potential summer signing. Torreira left Sampdoria to join the Gunners last season, making a total of 31 starts and 18 substitute appearances in all competitions. However, the 23-year-old revealed earlier this week that he had struggled to adapt to life in England, acknowledging that he preferred his time in Italy. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, that has resulted in Milan looking to take advantage of the situation by lodging a formal bid for the Uruguay international. The report adds that Milan’s chief operating officer Zvonimir Boban and sporting strategy and development ...

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira open to return to Italy?

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira suggests that he has struggled to adapt to life in England, claiming that ‘life was better in Italy’. Lucas Torreira has suggested that he would be open to leaving Arsenal if he was able to return to Italy. The midfielder left Sampdoria to move to the Emirates Stadium last summer, making a total of 31 starts and 18 substitute outings in his first campaign. However, Arsenal may face a battle to keep Torreira, who has indicated that he has not enjoyed many aspects of life in England. The 23-year-old told Ovacion: “I don’t know if there are many things that I enjoy. I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country. “The language has stopped me, to be able to relate with my teammates and w...

Lucas Torreira looking to follow in footsteps of “idol” Diego Forlan

Lucas Torreira hopes to mark his 50th appearance at Arsenal by winning the Europa League and justifying the sacrifices he has made to create a life for himself away from Uruguay. The 23-year-old has impressed throughout his first season in England, providing a bite and tenacity to Arsenal’s midfield which arguably has been absent since Alex Song’s departure in 2012. His arrival has perhaps been the most significant since Arsene Wenger’s exit last summer, and he will also be crucial in Baku against Chelsea if Arsenal are to succeed. “It was very difficult to leave Uruguay,” he said. “It’s never easy to leave your country, your family, your friends. It’s a different culture, a different language and really another world. “I left at just 1...

Combined XI: Chelsea vs. Arsenal

Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from the squads of Chelsea and Arsenal ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final clash in Baku. For just the third time in UEFA Cup/ Europa League history, two English sides will face off against each other on Wednesday when Chelsea and Arsenal meet in the Baku final. The Blues finished two points better off than their London rivals in the Premier League and can be happier with their domestic campaign on the whole. Whereas Chelsea have the safety net of a Champions League berth already being secured for next season, Arsenal need to win this midweek tussle to achieve the aim set by Unai Emery when appointed last summer. Both teams have performed well on their way to the final, but something has to give on Wednesday. Here, Sports Mole select...

Preview: Valencia vs. Arsenal – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of the second leg of the Europa League semi-final between Valencia and Arsenal. Arsenal head into the second leg of their Europa League semi-final with Valencia having established a 3-1 advantage over the La Liga outfit. Valencia took an early lead at the Emirates Stadium last week, but a double from Alexandre Lacazette and a late Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang effort has put the Gunners in control ahead of Thursday’s meeting at The Mestalla. Valencia © Reuters Boss Marcelino deserves credit for getting Valencia into a position where they could qualify for next season’s Champions League and win the Europa League, but Los Ches must perform over their next three games to achieve one of those targets. Defeats to Atlet...

Result: Wolverhampton Wanderers return to form to defeat Arsenal at Molineux

Wolverhampton Wanderers boost their chances of qualifying for next season’s Europa League courtesy of a deserved 3-1 win over Arsenal in Wednesday’s fixture at Molineux. Wolverhampton Wanderers have moved into seventh place in the Premier League table courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Arsenal in Wednesday’s fixture at Molineux. Nuno Espirito Santo‘s side were three goals to the good by half time thanks to efforts from Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota, and Arsenal could only manage a consolation through Sokratis Papastathopoulos during the closing stages. Arsenal were unlucky not to win a penalty during the early stages of the second half, but Unai Emery‘s side could have no complaints as they failed to reclaim their place back in the top four. The early m...

Preview: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Arsenal – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Wednesday’s Premier League meeting between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal. Unai Emery will be after a quick response from his Arsenal players when they make the trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Wednesday evening. The Gunners suffered a shock 3-2 home loss at the hands of Crystal Palace on Sunday and cannot afford to drop more points as the race for a top-four finish heats up. Wolverhampton Wanderers © Reuters This midweek tussle with Arsenal may have come at the perfect time for Nuno Espirito Santo. Wolves’ season is at risk of spiralling out, having won just one of their last five matches. That solitary win, at home to Manchester United at the start of the month, seems like an ...

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