According to Gazetta Dello Sport, Napoli are preparing a £25 million loan-to-buy deal for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira.
The 23-year-old arrived in London after the 2018 World Cup but has failed to scale the heights that many thought he would.
If Arsenal do allow the maestro to depart it is thought that Napoli would have an obligation to make the deal permanent during the summer transfer window.
The Gunners are currently ninth in the Premier League after a miserable first half of the campaign.
With a new manager likely to be in place by January, the club may look to offload Torreira in a bid to boost the transfer kitty.
Arsenal would stand to lose money on the Uruguayan who cost £26 million from Sampdoria just 18 months ago.
Torreira has started eight league games for the Gunners this season and he is down the pecking order.
At 23, the man with 23 caps for his country is still to fulfil his true potential. If Arsenal can get close to their money back for the player, however, it is certainly worth thinking about.
Following this latest piece of news, Arsenal fans have been reacting on Twitter.
Here is a selection of Tweets from supporters after learning that Torreira is fancied by Napoli in January:
Try to negotiate for a higher fee please. We’re in need of money. Thanks.
— 🇧🇷[fan account] (@ooohmartinelli) December 16, 2019
Submit a 5 mill offer to Napoli for Koulibaly
— Aubama who? Aubama what? (@alazygooner) December 16, 2019
Let’s offer 25M for Koulibaly
— IsaacAFCG⚽️ (@IsaacAFCG) December 16, 2019
I would sell him for €50m and buy someone who's more suited to the league.
— A (@invincibles_0L) December 16, 2019
If he wants to go, let him – I wouldn’t blame him at all. He needs to play Champion’s League football as he’s too good for the Europa League.
— Ninjess (@ShaddowImortal) December 16, 2019
Sell him he isn't that good, I can name atleast 6-7 midfielders better than him that don't play in top 4 teams
— Hussein (@oHuSsEiNx) December 16, 2019
— Novak Rosicky. (@NovakRosicky) December 16, 2019
Lmao. Arsenal is the new scouting ground for serious clubs. We better become Soton 2.0 since we can't excel in the league via playing 😂
— احمد (@salfem) December 16, 2019
For me sell and run .That lad has no tactical acumen.Just chases the ball all over with no plan
— Stan man (@AFC_stanman) December 16, 2019
Finally some good news
— dude fc (@gungungunner_) December 16, 2019
Take him pls!!!
— arsenalmad79Reloaded (@arsenalmad37) December 16, 2019
Couldn’t think of a worse professional. Awful player
— Ausgooner (@MaudsleyAFC) December 16, 2019
Take it…he is not good enough ,zero positional awareness
— Shadab (@ShadyGooner_) December 16, 2019
Accept it straight away
— The Chairman (@goonerck1) December 16, 2019
That's insulting tbh
— Gooner Duck (@conormorgan69) December 16, 2019