Italian journalist Ciro Venerato has urged Napoli to make a move for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira this summer.

The Uruguayan midfielder has been linked with a move away from Arsenal, with several reports naming him among the players that Mikel Arteta is keen to get rid of.

A return to Italy has been heavily mooted, with Torino among his big admirers and several reports over the last month or so indicating that they are trying to do everything to get a deal done.

Indeed, reports from Italy over the last week have stated that there is a growing belief Arsenal ‘will accept in the end’ as they look to raise money for their own purchases.

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Venerato, though, believes there should be another competitor for the midfielder, advising Napoli to get in on the act.

“If I were in Napoli I would immediately take a footballer like Lucas Torreira,” he told Radio Kiss, relayed by Il Napoli Online.

“He would be ideal for the two phases in midfield, but I don’t get any signals in this direction.

“Carlo Ancelotti wanted him last year, but he didn’t want him anymore. If situations should come up, Napoli could invest in revenue and reopen the track.”

Whether any other clubs come in for Torreira this summer remains to be seen, although that would certainly be ideal for Arsenal.

Napoli coming in would make a tonne of sense, they’re not short on midfield options, but there is a hole in their side after letting Allan go to Everton this summer.

Torreira would be an ideal option to replace the Brazilian, although as Venerato states, it seems they’re not interested at this moment in time. There is time for that to change though.