Arsenal agree contract details with Serie A midfielder

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The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we'll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe.

The Sampdoria midfielder has interested a number of clubs this summer, including Serie A giants Napoli, but it is Arsenal who have now moved to the front of the race for his signature. Today, Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Lucas Torreira....

New boss Unai Emery has made signing a defensive midfielder a priority this summer as he looks to strengthen the squad he inherited from Arsene Wenger that finished sixth in the Premier League table last season.

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According to the Daily Mail, Unai Emery is planning to navigate around this potential issue by offering to pay the fee in regular instalments rather than in a lump sum.

It is understood that there is ongoing contact between the clubs and that the deal will hinge on the structure of the payments, with Arsenal ready to spend in excess of £25 million if the fee is spread over several years. He has become a key player at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris and is ranked among the best defensive midfielders in Serie A. He has one Uruguay cap and was included in Óscar Tabárez's World Cup squad for the tournament in Russian Federation this summer.

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