BBC journalist David Ornstein has given an update on a few Arsenal transfer rumours.
According to Ornstein, Arsenal are still likely to sign Uruguayan Midfielder, Lucas Torreira, but the deal is not done yet. One of the delaying factors is the player’s involvement at the ongoing FIFA world cup with his national team.
Ramsey contract talks ongoing. Arsenal hopeful of agreement with Sampdoria for Torreira but nothing signed, no player agreement/medical – decided once #URU finish #WorldCup + if doesn’t happen #AFC will look elsewhere (not Banega). Wilshere still exploring options – nothing close
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) June 29, 2018
The deal could be finalised when Uruguay end their campaign in Russia, the South Americans are currently in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, and this is clearly delaying the move.
Torreria’s current club, Sampdoria are already looking for his replacement which shows a sign the deal could be on the cards, but his amazing performances in Russia could have alerted more clubs to his talets.
However, let see whether there are going to be any more signings ahead of the start of the season in a few weeks time.