Report: Arsenal make categorical call on €30m man with Milan and Napoli circling

By Oliver Fisher -

Arsenal have told Lucas Torreira that they will not allow him to leave in January despite links with Napoli and AC Milan, a report claims.

The Rossoneri were strongly linked with a move for the Uruguayan in the summer, and TMW (via recently reported that Torreira is ‘not happy’ with his season at Arsenal thus far.

Then, The Sun even added that Torreira is indeed unhappy about his deployment under Emery, and that Milan and Napoli are both taking note.

Torreira joined Arsenal last year from Sampdoria in a deal believed to be worth £26m (€30m – via Wikipedia) and after a bright first season he has struggled since.

He has started in only eight Premier League matches this season – two of which have come since Freddie Ljungberg took over temporarily.

Despite this, English newspaper the Daily Star are claiming that Arsenal officials will not sanction the departure of the player, especially with Mikel Arteta likely to be appointed as their new manager imminently.

Gunners chiefs have told the player’s representatives that he will categorically not be allowed to leave The Emirates next month, the report adds, despite il Mattino recently reporting that Napoli could launch a €25m bid.

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