Il Corriere Fiorentino via Football Italia claims Fiorentina is looking to make the loan move of Lucas Torreira permanent after his impressive form.
The Uruguayan is not in the plans of Mikel Arteta and he has spent the last two seasons out on loan at Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina.
He is now a regular at the latter and the Florence club are looking to take up the option of making his transfer permanent.
Arsenal agreed to a €15m permanent transfer fee in the loan agreement that took him to the Italian club and the report says it is almost certain he would be signed now.
Just Arsenal Opinion
Torreira is a talented player and the only problem he has at Arsenal is that he isn’t the right fit for Mikel Arteta’s team.
The midfielder deserves to play regularly, and it is great to see him return to form at Fiorentina.
As he is now a cheerful man again, the transfer fee earned from his permanent transfer would go a long way to help Arsenal secure their targets, including Dusan Vlahovic.
The Gunners could reach an agreement with the Italians to remove Torreira’s transfer fee from the amount they need to pay to sign the Serbian striker.