Roma remain interested in Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, who is keen on a return to Serie A this summer.

The Uruguayan midfielder has found himself out of favour at the Emirates, with Mikel Arteta placing him on a list of players he wants to move on from the Emirates.

A return to Italy has been heavily mooted, with Torino keen on a move so they can reunite him with manager Marco Giampaolo.

They have been negotiating with Arsenal over a deal for several weeks, with both a loan deal and permanent transfer having been discussed according to reports.

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It seems they will now face competition from Roma, though, with reporting that they have ‘never stopped thinking’ about the Arsenal midfielder.

They don’t state whether they are pushing for a deal at present or if negotiations have been opened with the Gunners, but do say that there could be a swap deal with Amadou Diawara on the cards.

If that isn’t possible a deal would happen ‘regardless’ with Torreira wanting to go back to Serie A and ‘play the European cups’.

That would presumably put Roma at the top of his list if he had a choice given they finished fifth last season whereas Torino finished 16th.

Either way, it seems Arsenal’s hopes of getting rid have been given a boost, and there are now two suitors for him in Italy.