Italian Journalist Debunks Rumours Linking Lucas Torreira With a Summer Move to Milan

Italian journalist Mauro Suma has categorically denied the rumours linking Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira with a move to Milan.

Torreira joined Arsenal from Sampdoria last summer and went on to enjoy a decent debut season in north London, making 50 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners.


In an unexpected twist, Torreira has been strongly linked with a return to Italy this summer, with plenty of reports suggesting that ​Milan are attempting to negotiate a deal for the Uruguayan midfielder.

Those links initially surfaced after Torreira admitted he has found it difficult to adapt to life in England, saying (via ​The Mirror): “I don’t know if there are many things that I enjoy.

“I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country. The language [barrier] has stopped me, to be able to relate with my teammates and with the people.”

​The Telegraph recently reported that Torreira’s desire to leave ​Arsenal was ‘wildly exaggerated’, but it now appears that the rumours linking Milan with an approach for the 23-year-old had no substance to them at all.

Speaking to Milan TV (via ​Calciomercato), Suma revealed that Torreira has never been on Milan’s radar, saying: “AC Milan never considered a move for Torreira, never discussed a move with his agent and never opened formal talks with Arsenal. That’s not an opinion. That’s an official line.”

Milan would also be very unlikely to secure a deal for Torreira as they have been disqualified from the Europa League for 2019/20 following Financial Fair Play breaches. 


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