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Arsenal in talks to sign 22-year-old, £22 million sees deal done

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Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira is reportedly close to a switch to Arsenal. The Uruguay international has been linked with many clubs this summer. However, latest reports from Italy suggest that the Gunners have emerged front-runners to secure the 22-year-old services.

The midfield ace has a £22 million clause in his contract and the London club are ready to activate his club.

According to report, the Gunners have offered to match the buyout clause in installments, however, Sampdoria are yet to give any response to the London clubyet.

The Gunners are reportedly confident of agreeing personal terms with Torreira and have presented the player with a five-year contract offer.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is reportedly keen on the midfielder as he believes Torreira can add steel and finesse to the midfield. He is expected to provide competition and could be a replacement for Jack Wilshere whose contract expired at the end of the June

Arsenal have been busy this summer, unveiling Swiss defender Litchtsteiner last week and are close to signing Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Torreira is currently with the Uruguay squad for the World Cup. He made 36 appearances last season contributing four goals and one assist as Sampdoria finished 9th in the league.

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