The situation at Valencia these days is quite dire, with Peter Lim, their owner, refusing to invest in the team beyond paying the wages, meaning they are struggling on the transfer market.

They’ve tried to get Harry Winks on loan from Tottenham, but Daniel Levy’s insistence on being remunerated, even for a temporary deal, has made things difficult.

That’s why they’re shopping around in hope of finding something cheaper, which has led them to Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira, according to AS.

The Uruguay international is currently on loan at Atlético Madrid, but his lack of game time has made his situation difficult.

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We’ve seen a number of rumours sending him to Italy, where he excelled with Sampdoria in the past, with teams such as Torino and Fiorentina wanting to sign him.

The Spanish newspaper state Valencia ‘want Torreira’, and are currently talking with Arsenal, who are ‘worried he will not find the minutes he was looking for at Atlético’, through Edu Gaspar.

The fact the Brazilian played for both the Gunners and the La Liga side in his previous career could go a long way, and it could be enough to see off other competition, with AS hinting Sevilla could also be on the case