Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira was very, very specific about what he said about interest from Milan when speaking yesterday.
Lucas Torreira admits it “hasn’t been easy” adapting to #Arsenal , but denies any talks with #ACMilan . “Nobody has called me.” https://t.co/fGrIhH6xrJ #AFC #Uruguay pic.twitter.com/ytlNh6cUM1— footballitalia (@footballitalia) June 26, 2019
Torreira, while on Copa América duty with Uruguay, said that “no one called me” which isn’t really an answer. Of course no one called him, that’s what agents are for. He’s said in the past how his family want to leave England and go back to Italy, and he blossomed under new Milan manager Giampaolo while at Sampdoria. So while Torreira chose his words carefully, in the end money almost always talks, and if Milan can get a good enough deal for Arsenal to be content with, then Torreira will be in Rossonero next season. If not, well, then he’s staying in London.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Rumors say that Federico Chiesa wants out of Fiorentina, but don’t believe (all of) the hype. [Viola Nation]
Empoli have confirmed that Fiorentina are interested in midfielder Ismaël Bennacer. [Viola Nation]
Kostas Manolas to Napoli from AS Roma appears to be a done deal. [Chiesa di Totti]
Steven Nzonzi is AWOL from Roma’s training camp, meaning he’s probably pushing for a transfer. [Chiesa di Totti]
World Football Links
Nigeria beat Guinea and have advanced the last 16 of AFCON. [BBC.com]
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has an absolute albatross of a contract. [The Short Fuse]
It looks like teenage winger Jack Clarke has sealed a move from Leeds United to Tottenham Hotspur. [Through It All Together]
Barcelona keeper Jasper Cillessen has left for Valencia, with €35 million heading the other way. [Barca Blaugranes]