Arsenal midfielder, Lucas Torreira, is reportedly wanted by Italian side Torino, with new manager Marco Giampaolo apparently keen on bringing the Uruguayan back to Italy.
According to Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport, Torreira is wanted by Torino to add strength to their midfield.
And it could be a sale that Mikel Arteta is open to allowing, with the Gunners boss keen to oversee an overhaul of sorts this summer as he looks to build on the FA Cup win over Chelsea last weekend.
Giampaolo managed Torreira at Sampdoria and is clearly still a fan of the Arsenal man. The 24-year-old has featured only sporadically under Mikel Arteta, meaning he too could be open to a return to Italy.
Torreira only arrived at Arsenal in 2018, with the Gunners paying a reported (BBC) fee of around £26m to acquire his services.
However, with Granit Xhaka cementing his place in the middle and Mikel Arteta also looking at Thomas Partey, the Uruguay man could well see his days in north London numbered.
Ideal scenario to bring some cash into the club, Torreira is one who can go – TBR View
There is no point in Arteta keeping players who he isn’t going to regularly use in his first XI. It makes sense, then, for the Gunners to cash in and get some of their money back for Torreira.
He’s not a bad player, but things just haven’t gone quite as well as he might have hoped.
So, with Arteta and Edu leading the charge in terms of a summer rebuild, this would seem the ideal scenario for all involved. The midfielder earns around £75k-a-week, according to Spotrac, so would represent another sizeable chunk off the wage bill too.