On Tuesday, we covered yet another story about the future of Lucas Torreira at Arsenal, as the midfielder looks set to return to Italy one way or another.
The story was about Fiorentina, who continue to push for the Uruguayan, seeing him as the right man to bolster their midfield adequately for a tough season ahead.
Corriere dello Sport dedicate close to a whole page to their efforts on Wednesday, explaining it ‘will not be easy to win the competition against other clubs’, with the likes of Torino also keen on Torreira.
However, Fiorentina ‘are not holding back’, and will try to ‘work on the basis of a loan, perhaps two years with a pre-established obligation to buy’, mirroring to some extent the deal they pulled off for Patrick Cutrone.
This echoes to some extent what La Nazione were reporting on Tuesday, which was that Friday could be a big day in these talks, with the Serie A side waiting for Arsenal’s answer to their offer of a loan with an obligation to buy.
The Gunners, clearly assessing the market for the player, were currently said to be hoping for a direct sale of Torreira, but with funds hard to come by these days, they might have to settle with what Fiorentina have put forward.
We’ll have to wait and see, but at this point, if Mikel Arteta doesn’t plan on using his midfielder, he might as well let him go.