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Arsenal transfer rumours: Lucas Torreira deal edges closer, shock Dele Alli suggestion

Arsenal face the prospect of taking on Liverpool twice in the space of three days across two competitions next week.

On Monday night, the Gunners head to Anfield in the Carabao Cup before the two sides meet again at the Emirates Stadium in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Thursday evening.

Mikel Arteta’s side have already signed Willian and Gabriel this summer, but have been linked with more incomings and outgoings before the transfer window closes.

Signing midfielders appears to be the key at present. Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey are both high on the target list at present and a double swoop would set the club back almost £100m. The Gunners have also been linked with Chelsea’s Jorginho.

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Here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumours.

Torreira keen on Atletico move – reports

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is reportedly keen on joining Atletico Madrid this window as the two clubs continue to “wrangle” over terms of a deal.

According to ESPN, Atletico have dismissed any talk of a swap deal for their midfielder Thomas Partey, who is a priority target for Mikel Arteta.

Talks are said to be at an advanced stage for Torreira to join the Spanish side on a season-long loan, with the finer details over whether an option to buy will be included still to be decided.

Arsenal spent £27million to bring Torreira to north London in 2018 and are reportedly hoping to recoup the majority of that.

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