According to a new report from the Sun, AC Milan could be about to raid Arsenal with a £35m bid for Lucas Torreira.
Following on from reports from Corriere Dello Sport that Milan wanted Torreira, it is now believed that the Rossoneri are set to firm up their interest further.
Claims of a £35m bid from the Italian giants are being widely reported in Italy.
Torreira, who was thought to be unhappy at the club under Unai Emery, has flourished since Mikel Arteta took the reins at the Emirates.
The combative midfielder had started six of the last ten games prior to missing out against West Ham with an ankle injury. His form was good, too, with the break in Premier League football coming at a bad time for the Uruguayan.
That form, though, seems to have caught the attention of AC Milan. The European giants are keen on adding quality this summer and will see Torreira as the ideal all-action midfielder.
Arsenal, meanwhile, will be desperate to keep hold of Torreira. The Gunners only signed him in the summer of 2018 for a fee of around £26m (BBC). They will, then, be keen to recoup that and more if they do indeed sell.
Not the time for Arsenal to be selling Torreira to AC Milan – TBR View
Now is not the time for the Gunners to start thinking about selling some of their better players.
Torreira seems settled under Mikel Arteta. He’s playing, arguably, the best football of his career over the last couple of months.
AC Milan is, of course, an enticing destination for any player. But Torreira has a lot to offer the Gunners and is starting to really win the fans over.
Moving on now would simply not make sense for both the club or the player.