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Lucas Torreira will sign his Arsenal contract within hours, according to reports from his native Uruguay.
The Gunners have been locked in talks with Sampdoria over the past few days in an attempt to see of rival interest from Napoli for the midfielder.
And their efforts have been worth it, with the clubs agreeing in a fee of around £26 million for the 22-year-old, who has spent the past two years in Genoa. The transfer fee will be paid in a series of installments over the next few years.
And according to reports in Uruguay, the deal could soon be announced – with Arsenal officials and Torreira’s agent Pablo Bentancur flying out to Russia right now with the contract.
But the reports emerging from his homeland claim that his national team have given him permission to take some time out to complete his switch to Arsenal – with the contract to be signed at Uruguay’s training base.
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