Lucas Torreira says he is “happy” at Arsenal and has denied AC Milan have been in contact with him over a transfer.
Tough-tackling Torreira is on Copa America duty with Uruguay and he has spoken out after numerous sources claimed he is on his way to link up with his old Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo at AC Milan.
He’s only been at The Emirates for 11 months after joining from Sampdoria for £26million, but he has denied there is interest from Milan,
“Nobody from AC Milan has got in touch with me, today I’m in the Premier League and happy to be part of Arsenal,” Torreira said, ahead of Uruguay’s game against Peru.
“It cost me the adaptation, it’s not easy, but I only think about that team.
“I’m happy to be there.”
Torreira’s reaction came just moments after Uruguayan journalist Rodrigo Romano claimed that Torreira was on his way to Italy.
Calciomercato still claim that “in the coming days, the Rossoneri will present their first offer for the player”. The Italian source claim Milan will offer the player a €5million two-year loan with an obligation to buy set at €30million.
Rumours of a departure have gathered pace after Torreira earlier this month he revealed he has struggled to come to terms with life in the capital.
“I moved from the Italian championship to a totally different style of football and life,” Torreira told reporters.
“England? I don’t know if there are many things that I like. I think I was doing better in Italy. England is a completely different world, a very large country. It cost me a lot to learn the language to be able to relate with colleagues and people.”