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| Lucas Torreira agreement wanted 'in coming weeks', Napoli fight on
| maxbet ARSENAL are reportedly going head-to-head with Napoli for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira. The Gunners are in the midst of a summer of change with Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi now in charge of transfers in their new continental model. And the duo will be taking into consideration the needs of Unai Emery, who was last week appointed as Arsene Wenger’s successor at the Emirates.
Arsenal have been crying out for a solid defensive midfielder for a number of years and Torreira is now said to be in their sights. The latest reports indicate the Premier League giants will not have it all their own way though as they look to sign the 22-year-old. According to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato Web, Arsenal are up against Napoli in the battle to get Torreira on-board this summer.
However, it seems Emery’s side have stolen a march on their transfer rivals by making initial contact with Sampdoria. Tutto Mercato Web indicate Arsenal want to have an agreement in place for Torreira in the coming weeks. Torreira has been named in Uruguay’s preliminary 26-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia. And his potential involvement in that tournament could mean a transfer is delayed. maxbet
Arsenal are also hoping to tie up a deal for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos. And Guillem Balague says they can make their projected £50m net spend work if they sell players too. "Up until now, as everybody knows, everything had to go through Arsene Wenger but Unai Emery is happy to repeat the same position he has had at Sevilla, Valencia and PSG in which he was a head coach," said Balague.
"This means - if it's the same infrastructure - he can advise on what kind of players he needs and the club goes and gets them, for instance, and he won't have much of a say in the amount of budget that's needed. That will be down to the club. "He will do what he is the best at - maximise the potential of the side and take the players out of their comfort zone. He will try and put a different kind of training, an intense training, in place with the idea that it gets transmitted into the games. maxbet