Arsenal To Pay Over Three Years For Lucas Torreira

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Arsenal fans will be delighted with Luis Suarez's assessment of transfer target Lucas Torreira. The fee will be paid over three years.

Paris Saint-Germain's last-ditch attempt to prevent youth academy graduate Yacine Adli from signing a professional contract with Arsenal has succeeded, with the 17-year-old now set to pen senior terms with his formative club, a source close to PSG has revealed to ESPN FC. There, however, he was moved into midfield by the coach and 2006 World Cup victor Massimo Oddo. He has become a key player at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris and is ranked among the best defensive midfielders in Serie A. He has one Uruguay cap and was included in Óscar Tabárez's World Cup squad for the tournament in Russian Federation this summer.

The Gunners have signed Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free from Juventus, while a move for Borussia Dortmund's Greece centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos will be confirmed in July.

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As noted in the report, both Napoli and Atletico Madrid have been linked with a move for the Germany worldwide, but Arsenal appear poised to win the race for his signature.

On Wednesday, German newspaper Bild reported that the Gunners are in talks with Bayer Leverkusen over a move for goalkeeper Bernd Leno as coach Unai Emery searches for a long-term replacement for Petr Cech.

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.