Lucas Torreira: Arsenal in talks to sign Uruguay midfielder from Sampdoria

Lucas Torreira: Arsenal in talks to sign Uruguay midfielder from Sampdoria

It's certainly going to be an exciting transfer window at the Emirates, with a whole lot of topics to discuss. Let's take a spin through Tuesday's headlines.

Today, Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Bernd Leno... The Uruguay worldwide has a €25m (£22m) release clause in his deal with the Serie A club and while the transfer fee is not likely to become a sticking point, the Gunners still need to reach an agreement with the player's representatives.

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.

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Since replacing Arsene Wenger as manager, Unai Emery has already bolstered the defence with the free transfer of Stephan Lichsteiner and a £16 million deal for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos but adding physical presence in midfield is another priority.

Arsenal were tracking Adli as early as March, when a source close to PSG revealed that Manchester City, Barcelona and Bayern Munich were also keen, but he was expected to sign professional terms in Paris until Emery's departure was confirmed. The Daily Mail has more on the BVB man.

The Gunners have wasted no time in making their move as the Italian publication claims that Arsenal have now agreed a fee in the region of £22m to sign Leno while personal terms have also been agreed with the player.

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