Arsenal star Lucas Torreira wants summer transfer exit as midfielder eyes Italy return and Gunners demand £17m fee

LUCAS TORREIRA wants a move to Serie A this summer as Arsenal demand £17million for his signature, according to reports.

The Uruguayan’s agent admitted the defensive midfielder is eager to end his three-year stint in North London and return to Italy.


Lucas Torreira is eager to leave Arsenal this summer and return to Italy[/caption]

Speaking to TMW, he said: “He wants to come back to Italy.

“There are proposals from Spain, France and Russia but Lucas wants Serie A.

“Arsenal understand the situation and now they’ll help us.”

According to Fabrizio Romano, Lazio are ahead of the pack and are working on a deal.

Torreira, 25, started his career with Italian side Pescara before moving to Sampdoria and then Arsenal.

He fell out of favour under boss Mikel Arteta and spent last season on loan with LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid.

Arsenal are expected to take a significant loss on the no-nonsense midfielder having landed him for £26m in 2018.

Arteta is eager to offload his fringe playes during the summer and raise transfer finds to improve his first team.

Defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has rejoined Stuttgart while Sead Kolasinac is closing in on a move to Fenerbahce.

Meanwhile Arsenal are closing in on a move for Brighton’s Ben White in a deal that could rise to £50m.

Defence is one of his main priorities and the versatile White, who can play right-back, centrally or in midfield, is one of Arteta’s major targets.

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