Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso has insisted he will get tough over a potential permanent deal for Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira.

The midfielder has been on loan with the Italian side since the summer when it was made clear there was no place for him in Mikel Arteta’s plans.

He’s been a big hit at the club, and they are keen to keep him on a permanent basis, something the midfielder would be more than happy with as well.

Several reports have made it clear that a deal was close to being done, with Fiorentina and Arsenal working on an arrangement that suited all three parties.

Indeed, there was a growing sense that those negotiations would reach a positive conclusion, with it claimed Arsenal were confident that they would be selling Torreira sooner rather than later.

It seems, though, they were wide of the mark, something that Fiorentina president Commisso is less than happy about.

“I am very disappointed with what happened in the 24 hours after we won the conference,” he told Tuttomercatoweb.

“Unfortunately, as happened with Gattuso, certain fans fell for it with the petition for Torreira. The agents got this news out.

“The agents have to understand me like I did with Gattuso or Vlahovic; they won’t win with me. I’ll be tougher and get angry. I don’t want to talk about the market because I’m not here to talk about that.

“There are the insiders who will think about that. I know I’m disappointing you, but I won’t talk about the market.

“There may be the possibility of revisiting the situation with Torreira in the coming weeks, but I don’t want to give any hint of optimism or pessimism.”