Arsenal told in no uncertain terms that January target will not be sold

Date published: Tuesday 19th January 2021 6:40 - Robert McCarthy

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Norwich boss Daniel Farke has insisted Arsenal target Emi Buendia will not be leaving the club during the current transfer window.

Argentinian midfielder Buendia, 24, has been in fine form this season as the Canaries bid to bounce straight back to the Premier League.

“Nothing will happen with Emi Buendia this month,” Farke said before Wednesday’s home clash with Bristol City.

“In this business you can’t confirm something with 100 per cent guarantee, but I’d label it 99 per cent.

“If I judge it in an objective way, it makes no sense for any of my players to leave at this moment and it makes no sense for the club to sell our players in January.”

Norwich, who have completed the signing of Greece defender Dimitris Giannoulis from PAOK, are top of the table after winning seven of their last nine league games.

Edu makes Lucas Torreira admission

Arsenal technical director Edu says the club are willing to cut short Lucas Torreira’s loan deal at Atletico Madrid.

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Torreira is currently out on loan at Atletico Madrid, who are leading the way in La Liga. However, the Arsenal loanee has been on the fringes and not been able to impress Diego Simeone.

The Uruguay international has only started two games in the Spanish top flight, both in October. He has amassed just over an hour of game time since then.

Hence, there is plenty of speculation about the Arsenal man’s immediate future. His agent recently denied the idea of him cancelling his loan with Atletico.

However, there is plenty of interest in the 24-year-old and Edu says the Gunners could cut short his stay.

“The situation is very simple. Arsenal are concerned about Torreira, his happiness, that he plays and that he is well,” Edu told AS

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