Torino director Davide Vagnati will reopen talks with Arsenal today over a move for midfielder Lucas Torreira.
The Uruguayan international is one of several players that the Gunners are keen to get rid of this summer as they try to raise funds for manager Mikel Arteta.
He has been heavily linked with a return to Italy, where he played with Sampdoria before moving to Arsenal, with Torino particularly keen on him.
They have been negotiating with the Gunners for several weeks over a move but have yet to reach an agreement.
In the interim, there have been several reports of other suitors for Torreira, with both AC Milan and Atlético Madrid both said to be keen on signing him as well.
Tuttosport have dismissed those rumours today, though, essentially stating they are nothing more than a tactic to try and convince Torino into paying what Arsenal want.
They explain that the rumours about new clubs ‘do not find confirmation’, with those in charge at Milan having explicitly denied it’s a thing.
Instead, the newspaper says they that these rumours are being ‘circulated artfully’ to convince Vagnati to get closer to Arsenal’s demands by ‘reducing the many bonuses’ that he would like to include in any deal.
Whether it is Arsenal doing the circulating isn’t stated -rather they’re implied- but it’s made clear at the moment Torino have ‘ample chances’ of getting the deal and the competition for his signature isn’t really there.