Some rumours will just not go away even when there have been denials and that appears to be the case with Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira.
The speculation first started following comments made by the Uruguayan when he spoke about settling in London, the weather and so on. This was taken by some to mean that he was agitating for a move back to Italy, albeit not to Sampdoria the club we acquired him from but rather AC Milan.
The thinking is that because Torreira played under new AC Milan manager Marco Giampaolo at Sampdoria that he would be keen on reunification with his former boss.
Then add into the mix the reports that Giampaolo has identified the midfielder as his number one target and you have all the ingredients for a juicy transfer saga and that is what appears to be unfolding.
Arsenal is now apparently preparing for a bidding war though how that would be the case when it is just AC Milan being linked I don’t know.
There may or may not be something in all this but what I do know is that this one will run and run because if what is being reported is true then AC Milan definitely wants Torreira and he would welcome a move back to Italy
As things stand today, AC Milan will persist and it is believed in Italy that Arsenal do now consider the 23-year-old as sellable.