Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria, according to Sport Mediaset.
The Gunners have reportedly agreed to pay €30m for the Uruguayan, which is €5m more than his release clause. However, the clause could only be triggered if a club agreed to pay the €25m in full, so it appears that Arsenal have paid an excess, which will allow them to pay the fee in instalments.
SM report that although a deal has been struck between the two sides, personal terms are yet to be agreed.
Uruguay’s first game of the World Cup is on Friday so if terms can’t be agreed by then, it’s likely that Arsenal might need to wait for the South American side to be eliminated before they can continue discussions.
Torreira has been linked with moves to Napoli and Liverpool, but it appears that Arsenal are closing on a deal to take him to the Emirates.