Arsenal agree £26.4m deal to sign Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira

Arsenal agree £26.4m deal to sign Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira

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.

As noted in the report, both Napoli and Atletico Madrid have been linked with a move for the Germany global, but Arsenal appear poised to win the race for his signature.

The 22-year-old did have a £21.9m (€25m) release clause in his contract, which has another four years to run, but Arsenal offered the extra €5m to beat off competition from Napoli.

And Leno has been one of the most impressive keepers in the Bundesliga, making 233 league appearances for Leverkusen.

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New boss Unai Emery has arrived at the Emirates Stadium and, after signing veteran defender Stephan Lichtsteiner and inking highly-promising young talent Ainsley Maitland-Niles to a long-term deal yesterday, has set his sights on adding several players in the transfer market.

German global Leno began his career with Stuttgart in 2009 before moving on to Leverkusen in 2011.

Leno has all the tools to become a fine goalkeeper and a change of scenery, especially at a club like Arsenal, may give him the platform to refocus and develop.

The player is reportedly a transfer target for both Juventus and Premier League new boys Wolves.

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