Torreira, Guendouzi set for Arsenal medicals

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Arsenal have been in talks with Sampdoria about a €30 million deal for the Uruguay midfielder, but it has been delayed by his involvement at the World Cup.

Lucas Torreira is now with the Uruguay national team for the World Cup and his father Ricardo Torreira has revealed that his son rejected doing a medical of Arsenal while in Russian Federation because they found it inconveniencing to them yet he is focussing at his national duty.

The BBC claims Emery could yet add an unheralded young player to the squad having missed out on PSG's Yacine Adli.

Wes Brown tips Paul Pogba to stay put at Manchester United
Raiola is known to have approached United about a raise for Pogba after Sanchez moved to Old Trafford from Arsenal in January. Jose Mourinho tells ESPN FC that the World Cup was the ideal habitat for Paul Pogba as he could 'only think about football '.

Arsenal fans can relax now, the transfer of Lucas Torreira has more or less been confirmed. I'm 22 years old, I played in the fifth league a few years ago, and now I'm at the World Cup, defending Uruguay, the country where my family live.

"Arsenal offered to do the medical examinations in Russian Federation but we decided against it because we felt it's inconvenient, it is not the right time".

"Arsenal offered to do the medical examinations in Russian Federation but we decided against it because we felt it's inconvenient, it is not the right time", Torrira's father said to Fox Sports Argentina.

Maurizio Sarri: 'Eden Hazard has asked for late return to Chelsea duty'
Though both teams will not be at full strength, one star set to start for Manchester City will be new signing Riyad Mahrez. The City manager also revealed how much he was looking forward to locking horns with Sarri , who replaced Conte last month.

Unai Emery has also been recently linked with a move for Barcelona's Andre Gomes and would reportedly be open to sanctioning several sales to afford the £30m-rated midfielder.

The BBC's David Ornstein tweeted shortly after the full-time whistle that Torreira has agreed on a deal with Arsenal and that his signing and a medical is "imminent".

As Arsenal's fourth summer signing, Torreira follows veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner, from Juventus on a free transfer, the former Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, a central defender bought from Borussia Dortmund.

Man City vs Chelsea: Why DSTV will not show Community Shield game
Sarri has already set about charming his new squad and is confident Willian will stay after talks with the Brazilian on Thursday. DStv Nigeria have confirmed that they will not show the Community Shield game between Manchester City and Chelsea this Sunday.

Those players not on World Cup duty have already returned for the start of pre-season training, with a first warm-up fixture set against Boreham Wood at Meadow Park on Saturday.

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