According to AS, Monaco are leading the chase to ‘rescue’ Lucas Torreira from Atletico Madrid.
The Uruguay international signed a season-long loan deal with the Spanish club in the summer but he’s only played a total of 469 minutes so far.
It’s a situation that doesn’t really suit Torreira, who is keen for game time, or Arsenal, who feel the 24-year-old’s is depreciating in value on Atletico’s watch.
Having worked so hard to slim the squad to make room for new faces this month, the Gunners aren’t particularly keen on Torreira returning to the Emirates so Edu has been left in charge of finding a solution. It’s a situation Arteta touched on a while back.
It’s been suggested that we’ve invited approaches from suitors and the likes of Fiorentina, Lazio and Valencia have all tentatively made approaches.
The latest reports claim it’s Monaco – who have traded many players with Atletico in the past – that are getting serious about the player.
Strangely, AS claim that Atletico are worried about the player leaving given the busy schedule.
The transfer window closes in less than a week so if a deal is going to get done, things will start to accelerate from here on in.