Reports: Atletico Madrid ‘very close’ to completing signing of Milan-linked Arsenal midfielder

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan look set to miss out on one of their reported midfield targets as Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira appears to be closing in on a move to Spain.

Gianluca Di Marzio broke the news to Sky Italia (via MilanNews) on Thursday night that an old name has returned to the limelight for Milan in their quest for a new midfielder.

He claimed that Milan made an enquiry about Lucas Torreira of Arsenal, with the Uruguay international keen on returning to Italy after a tough last few months in London.

According to Spanish journalist Sebas Giovanelli though, Torreira is in fact very close to teaming up with Diego Simeone and signing for Atletico Madrid.

Meanwhile, Madrid-based outlet AS are claiming that the LaLiga side are indeed in talks with Arsenal over a loan move for Torreira.

Simeone has apparently held personal talks with the player and now Atletico are set to try and sign him on a one-year loan, as their financial situation currently makes any other kind of deal impossible.

 

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