Arsenal close to finalising Lucas Torreira deal


The Gunners have reportedly agreed upon a fee with Sampdoria - a fact confirmed by their president - as well as personal terms with Torreira, with only a medical pending to complete the deal.

According to the Mirror report, citing sources at UK Sun, the 29-year-old has been linked with a move to the Emirates' in recent transfers and is now looking likely that N'Nonzi will finally return to the English topflight this summer.

Lucas Torreira played a vital role in Uruguay's run to the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

England worldwide defender Calum Chambers is willing to battle to gain a first choice place at Arsenal after signing a long term contract on Tuesday.

Should the Frenchman and Torreira arrive to provide competition for the likes of Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny, Arsenal would be looking in good shape in central midfield ahead of a crucial 2018-19 season.

Torreira is expected to wrap up the big Gunners business for the summer and may shortly undergo a medical.

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"The World Cup is important and being part of this squad meant a lot to me".

Calum Chambers has signed a contract extension at Arsenal, with new head coach Unai Emery saying Englishman remains part of his plans at the Emirates.

"I've met some great people here and I'm really excited about the future and I want to kick on and prove to everyone the player I can be".

Torreira would be Arsenal's fourth signing of the summer after right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos and goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Torreira has a (€25m) £22.1m release clause in his Sampdoria contract but the Gunners have made a decision to pay a premium so they can spread out the payments.