Arsenal receive formal offer for Torreira; player remains intent on a Serie A return instead

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Arsenal receive formal offer for Torreira; player remains intent on a Serie A return instead

Arsenal has potentially gotten one step closer to a resolution of the Lucas Torreira transfer saga at the Emirates, with the Uruguayan international catching the eye of Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt.

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According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Die Adler is interested in bringing Torreira to Deutsche Bank Park this summer in a bid by boss Oliver Glasner to add options to an aging central midfield core. At current, Frankfurt can rely on Stefan Ilsanker (32), Makoto Hasebe (37), Sebastian Rode (30), Djibril Sow (24), and Ajdin Hrustic (25) through the middle, but with three being on the wrong end of thirty and a distinct lack of mobility in the center of the park being evident and glaring, Torreira could potentially fit the bill.

But the Uruguayan international clearly has his heart set on a Serie A return, however, after what was a poor loan period away from the Emirates last season with Atlético Madrid where he made a total of 26-appearances across all competitions but only logged 720-minutes combined while failing to give Diego Simeone a reason to explore the possibility of a full deal.

Arsenal receive Torreira offer; Uruguayan remains intent to return to Serie A

Lucas Torreira of Uruguay gets past Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira of Brazil during the International Friendly between Brazil and Uruguay at Emirates Stadium on November 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Italy is a place for fond memories for Torreira after exceptional periods with both Pescara and Sampdoria before his move to the Premier League, and with interest from Serie A via the likes of Fiorentina and Lazio, the native of Fray Bentos looks set to dig in his heels at Arsenal and wait for something to materialize on that front. Should a move fail to present itself, it is highly possible he will see his contract run down to explore a free transfer in the future.

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