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Reports making the round claims Arsenal have completed the signing of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria, according to Talksport.
The report further claims Arsenal had seen an offer worth around £26m (€30m) accepted by Sampdoria over the weekend.
The 22-year-old Uruguay international arrived in Italy as a teenager in 2014 and made his way through the ranks at Pescara.
He has been dubbed the next Marco Verratti, he played as a striker in his formative years before being moved back into midfield.
However, It was reported Arsenal had medical staff in Russia to get the deal over the line.
And now it is understood that the deal could be wrapped up and announced before Uruguay’s next World Cup match – on Wednesday against Saudi Arabia.
He is a tricky no.10, he’d impressed since moving to the capital to join Montevideo Wanderers in 2013 and was immediately snapped up by the Italian club, who themselves didn’t see much of him before Sampdoria came calling.
The likes of Atletico Madrid, Inter, AC Milan, Juventus and Liverpool all reported being showing major interested in the Uruguayan who made his senior international debut in March.