Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira has not enjoyed regular playing time during his loan stay at Atlético Madrid.
The midfielder has been restricted to only two starts in all competitions and his situation in Madrid has alerted other clubs.
Fiorentina are interested in the 24-year-old and two days ago, Tuttosport reported the Serie A side are set to have a meeting with the Gunners to discuss his signing.
It was also explained La Viola are ready to take the Uruguay international on loan with a compulsory purchase option that wouldn’t exceed €11m.
Tuttosport’s claims have been relayed in today’s edition of AS and the newspaper provides more updates on the former Sampdoria man.
It’s claimed Diego Simeone is waiting for the window to close as soon as possible so that he can retain all his players. AS explain ‘in this context, Torreira is one of those with more options to leave’.
The north London club are ‘concerned’ about the South American’s limited opportunities at Atlético.
The suitors are ‘accumulating’ as Valencia, Lazio, Fiorentina and AS Monaco have shown ‘most interest’ in the transfer..
Torreira’s intention is to succeed under Simeone’s commands, but it’s not easy. Mikel Arteta’s side doesn’t want the player to be ‘devalued’ and therefore, are taking note of various proposals they have received for him.
Whatever Arsenal decide for Torreira, they will have to do it fast as the January window closes on Monday.