Niang In Fresh Arsenal Link
Arsenal are one of a number of clubs being linked with a move for Senegal World Cup star M’Baye Niang.
The 23-year-old is currently with Serie A side Torino where he moved on a season-long loan from AC Milan last August with an obligation to purchase this summer. It is believed that the option was taken up on 1 July.
According to the Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Arsenal are keen on a move for the player who had a brief spell on loan at Watford during the 2016-17 campaign. Everton, Marseille and Monaco are also believed to be keen.
Both Arsenal and Everton were interested in Niang earlier in his career. The Gunners’ French scouts watched him extensively when he was with French side Caen. Talks took place over a possible move to the Emirates and Niang had a trial at Goodison Park, but he elected instead to make a move to Milan where he spent six largely fruitless years.
Niang’s performances at the World Cup saw flashes of the potential he showed as a teenager. But Torino will be determined to hang on to a player who scored four goals in 29 appearances during the 2017-18 campaign.
Torreira Move Due
Lucas Torreira will complete his Arsenal transfer as soon as Uruguay’s involvement at the World Cup is over.
The 22-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Gunners who will pay his present club Sampdoria a €30million (£26.4million) transfer fee.
With all the details sorted the Uruguay international is waiting to undergo a medical with Arsenal. But Torreira’s father says the deal won’t be completed until after his son has finished at the World Cup.
“It is as good as a fact that Lucas will join Arsenal,” Ricardo Torreira told Fox Sports Argentina.
“There are many clubs who contacted us but we have given our word to Arsenal and are very satisfied with what they offered. The deal is virtually done and only the arrival of Lucas is remaining.”
Ricardo also revealed that Arsenal have offered to carry out the medical in Russia but the offer has been turned down.
“We decided against it because we felt it’s inconvenient. It is not the right time,” he added.