Loan deal as club desperate to conclude deal with Arsenal for midfield controller

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As always, when a player wants to leave the Premier League to return abroad, the biggest issue clubs face is financing the operation.

After all, footballers in England are on a lot higher wages than most clubs can afford in Europe, and their valuations too expensive for those same sides.

That’s the problem Napoli are facing with their desire to bring Lucas Torreira back to Italy from Arsenal, as the Uruguayan looks for a way out from the Emirates.

Corriere dello Sport cover the situation on Wednesday, explaining Napoli can only really do a deal if the Gunners agree to a loan rather than an ‘excessive’ straight purchase in January.

He is, alongside Sander Berge, Stanislav Lobotka and Boubakary Soumaré one of four players they are considering to bolster their midfield in the near future, as Aurelio de Laurentiis looks to give Gennaro Gattuso the tools to try and succeed at his new club.

A lot seems to depend on Arsenal here, and we highly doubt they’ll want to let Torreira leave on loan.

The final say will also likely go to the new manager, whomever he might be.

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