Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has been ‘offered’ to Lazio this summer but would only arrive at the club on a loan deal.

That’s according to Corriere dello Sport, who say the Uruguayan is one of several options being looked at by Maurizio Sarri’s team.

They explain that Sarri is looking for ‘directors’ for his midfield, and Torreira has been put forward after he was dropped by Fiorentina.

The midfielder has been on loan with them this season after Arsenal elected to ship him out once again, and they had been keen on a permanent deal after he impressed during his time with La Viola.

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But there’s been a disagreement with his agent and those in charge at the club over ‘comissions’, and so they opted not to exercise the purchase option in the loan deal.

That leaves Arsenal trying to find an alternative buyer, particularly as Torreira’s contract expires next summer, and it would be better to sell now than lose him on a free next year.

The midfielder is a long-term target for Lazio boss Sarri, who asked for the club to sign him last summer as well. His predecessor, Simone Inzaghi, also wanted a deal for him, so the club are more than aware of what he can offer at this point.

They consider him an ‘extra opportunity’ this summer, but if they were to get the loan move they want, he would first have to sign a new deal at Arsenal; otherwise, they’d have to sign him permanently.

The door is still open for Fiorentina to work something out, and Torreira remains open to joining them permanently as well, but the dispute with his agent has seen Lazio consider a move too.