AC Milan are ready to make an offer for long-time target Lucas Torreira as the midfielder eyes a move away from Arsenal, claim reports in Italy.
Uruguayan midfielder Torreira previously made his name in Italy, coming through the ranks at Pescara before impressing with Sampdoria.
He had been a target for several bigger Italian clubs, before choosing to move to the Premier League with Arsenal in 2018 – a spell that has brought mixed fortunes.
Now, Corriere Dello Sport claim that Torreira is ready to return to Serie A, and one of his previous admirers are waiting to swoop.
AC Milan are eyeing up targets to help them return to being contenders for a top four place, with the midfield being one area they are hoping to upgrade.
Despite the fact he is currently working his way back from an injury, Torreira is named as a target for the Rossoneri, with the player’s agent already at work informing the club of the player’s interest in heading back to Italy.
Milan may be concerned by the €40m price tag placed upon Torreira’s shoulders – an increase on the €25m that Serie A rivals Napoli were willing to pay in January – but are aware they will need to invest to return among the elite in Serie A.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have been warned about pursuing a deal for a French star as a potential replacement for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gunners have been linked with Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, but one pundit does not think he would be an adequate replacement.