Di Marzio reveals Milan’s stance on €40m-rated Arsenal star and if player wants move

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are interested in a move for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira but will not pay the asking price, according to one journalist.

The Rossoneri were persistently linked with a move for the Uruguay international both last summer and in the recent January window but their pursuit has so far been unsuccessful.

Il Corriere dello Sport reported earlier this month that Torreira has used his agent to send signals to Milan regarding his openness to return to Italy and join the Rossoneri, who are ready to go back in again this summer.

That report added that Milan have kept relationships with his representatives alive and are waiting for the best time to launch another assault.

However, Gianluca Di Marzio believes that the player is in no mood to try and force a move despite having listened to Milan’s offer.

“AC Milan wanted to sign Lucas Torreira last summer. He has never wanted to force a move to go back to Italy,” said Di Marzio (via Metro).

“He only listened to Milan’s proposal, but Arsenal immediately said he was not in the market and that they didn’t want to sell him.

“I don’t think Milan will spend €40m or €50m on Torreira to bring him back. I also don’t feel Torreira wants to come back to Italy just yet.

“He is very good player, so some offers may arrive for him and even then Arsenal will still decide what they want to do.”

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