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 The Guardian say that the Gunners had officials in Milan yesterday to discuss personal terms with the midfielder’s representatives having reached an agreement with Sampdoria. The 22-year-old has been pinpointed as the ideal combative midfielder to add to Unai Emery’s options in the centre of the pitch as the new man in charge looks to guide the club back into the Premier League’s top four next term. As such, the north London club are thought to have settled upon a deal which sees them pay slightly more than the €25m (£21.9m) release clause in Torreira’s contract. That’s because Emery is working within a limited budget this summer and rather than pay his £21.9m buy-out fee up front, Arsenal will stump up a slightly higher sum but spread across three years.    Arsenal are thought to have offered the Uruguay international, who is currently out in Russia ahead of the World Cup which gets underway tomorrow, a five-year contract at the Emirates Stadium. Napoli are also said to have shown interest in holding midfielder Torreira, who started 36 of Sampdoria’s 38 Italian top-flight outings in the season just finished, but Arsenal’s offer reflects their desire to wrap up a deal as quickly as possible. If Arsenal get the deal over the line, as expected, Torreira will join Stephan Lichsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos - whose switch will be officially confirmed in July - in signing for Arsenal this summer. Bernd Leno is thought to be another major target for Emery, with the Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper linked with a £22m move. Signing the German shot-stopper as well would see all of the Spanish manager’s budget spent, albeit with money raised from any player sales likely to be made available for further strengthening. 

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