New Serie A suitors expected to move in for Arsenal star on exit list

Date published: Tuesday 4th August 2020 3:58 - Jonny Whitfield

Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira Arsenal

Torino will register interest in Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira if Marco Giampolo becomes their new head coach, according to a report.

Torreira moved to Arsenal in 2018 and has so far failed to hit the heights in north London.

Indeed this season, several of his 29 Premier League appearances came off the bench. What’s more, after the restart, he only managed two starts – against Liverpool and Aston Villa.

Reports last summer linked the Uruguay international with a move to Serie A giants AC Milan. Those links resurfaced in January but Corrierre dello Sport (via Sport Witness) now claims Torino will register interest.

They have sacked Moreno Longo and are likely to appoint Giampolo, who was recently in charge of Milan.

The 53-year-old will bring with him a wish list up to five players strong, with Torreira one of those he wants.

Giampolo reportedly believes the 24-year-old has the ability to help improve Torino and see them rise higher next season than their 16th-placed finish this season.

The latest report comes after claims Torreira is on a list of players Arteta will listen to offers for.

Lucas Torreira TEAMtalk

The Spanish boss knows the Gunners are operating on a reduced budget this summer due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

As such, he will largely need to sell before he can buy. Several other players feature on that list, including defenders Rob Holding and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

One player who could be first to go is Torreira’s fellow midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. Arteta has struck the Frenchman out of his side after his clash with Brighton striker Neal Maupay in June.


As for who Arsenal could sign if they raise transfer funds through sales, Ousmane Dembele is one potential target.

The Barcelona winger has struggled for consistency because of injuries since his move there in 2017.

A recent report claimed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who worked with Dembele at Dortmund, has asked Arsenal for his signing.

Now, Don Balon says Barca are keen to do business with any side that shows interest.

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