Lucas Torreira's move from Arsenal to Torino in doubt

Arsenal open to selling Lucas Torreira in order to fund a move for other midfield targets and free up squad space for arrivals; Gunners close to completing deal for Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson

Lucas Torreira, Arsenal training
Image: Arsenal are open to selling midfielder Lucas Torreira this summer

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is no longer a priority signing for Torino, club director Davide Vagnati told Sky in Italy.

The two clubs were discussing a season-long loan for Torreira with an option to make it permanent next summer, with the Serie A club paying £22m over two equal instalments.

Arsenal are open to selling the Uruguay international in order to fund a move for other midfield targets and free up space in Mikel Arteta's squad for other arrivals.

Marco Giampaolo was only in charge for seven matches before AC Milan fired him
Image: Torino appointed Marco Giampaolo, Torreira's former boss at Sampdoria, as their head coach last month

Reports emerging in Spain suggest Atletico Madrid are interested in signing the 24-year-old.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have shown interest in the Atletico midfielder Thomas Partey - who has a £45m release clause - but have yet to find a breakthrough in negotiations.

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