According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are on the brink of announcing a deal for Lucas Torreira.

When asked by a fan on Twitter about the Gunners’ pursuit of Torreira, Romano said: “[Torreira] is done mate! But I don’t know when [it] will be announced.”

Torreira has made 74 appearances for Sampdoria since joining the club back in 2015 but the 22-year-old midfielder is expected to complete a move to north London ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

It’s understood the Gunners have agreed a £26.4million deal to sign Torreira and an announcement could be made following his participation for Uruguay at the World Cup.

Torreira is currently with Uruguay’s national team who are preparing for their first World Cup group game against Egypt on Saturday.

And according to SportItalia, Arsenal are not prepared to delay the transfer and are ready to send representatives to Uruguay’s training camp in Nizhny Novgorod to oversee the medical.


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