Lucas Torreira returned to Arsenal from his season-long loan spell at Atlético Madrid and his desire to return to South America in the summer was not fulfilled.
Having failed to make his way into Mikel Arteta’s plans at the north London club, the 25-year-old was allowed to join Fiorentina on a temporary deal back in August.
The Serie A side retain an option to make his stay permanent and his performances so far has convinced them to buy the Gunners owned player.
Torreira is represented by Pablo Bentancur and Calciomercato reported on Wednesday the agent had a ‘brief meeting’ with the Italian club about his client.
TuttoMercatoWeb on Thursday also explain about the agent’s meeting with La Viola, and add the ‘marriage can continue’ between Fiorentina and the Uruguay international.
The former Sampdoria man’s contract with the Premier League side expires in 2023 and his desire is ‘not to return to Arsenal’.
Therefore, Fiorentina, who are ‘working on the redemption’, are ‘looking for a discount’ from the Emirates club.
Arsenal and Fiorentina had earlier agreed a fee of €15m, and the latter want the figure to be lowered.
‘Work is being done’ to redeem Torreiera, but at a discounted price.