Sampdoria confirm that Arsenal target ‘has left’ already

Matt Stead

Arsenal target Lucas Torreira “has left” Sampdoria, the Serie A club have confirmed.

Torreira made his World Cup debut on Monday in Uruguay’s 3-0 win over Russia, and impressed in midfield.

The 22-year-old is expected to leave Sampdoria this summer amid intense from across Europe.

Arsenal head the queue for his signature, and sporting director Carlo Osti has confirmed the imminent exit of their most sizeable asset.

“Tomorrow we will have our first meeting with Giampaolo,” he told Sky Italia of new manager, Marco.

“This is when our transfer window starts. An excellent player like Torreira has left us but we will replace him.

“The squad will be competitive as always.”