Arsenal chiefs send message to Lucas Torreira over January transfer

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira sits on the turf
Torreira has been linked with a move back to Serie A (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal chiefs have told Lucas Torreira’s representatives that he is categorically not for sale in January, amid speculation Napoli are looking to sign him.

The Uruguayan has been in and out of Arsenal’s starting XI this season, starting eight times and appearing as a substitute on a further six occasions, and it has been rumoured he would be interested in a return to Serie A.

Napoli are thought to have made a £2.5million loan offer, with an option to complete a permanent £22.5m transfer in the summer of 2021.

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira shrugs off a tackle during the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City
Torreira has found himself back in the side under Ljungberg (Picture: Getty)

However, Arsenal are unwilling to entertain the possibility of him leaving in January and his agent was told by the club’s hierarchy that he is not for sale, according to the Daily Star.

It is not thought he is currently agitating for an exit from the Emirates and he is contracted to the club until 2023.

He has enjoyed a run in the side since Freddie Ljungberg took charge on a temporary basis and he may wait to assess his options until the end of the season with a new manager – expected to be Mikel Arteta – coming in.

AC Milan and Atletico Madrid are among the other admirers of the Uruguay international.

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