Lucas Torreira doesn’t want to go back to Italy just yet, and AC Milan probably wouldn’t pay his current asking price, according to a report.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal warms up prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal warms up prior to a Premier League match on January 11, 2020. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Gianluca Di Marzio spoke to Sky Sports on Tuesday, and he gave a different version of events to the one we’ve been hearing from the Italian media on Lucas Torreira and AC Milan.

Di Marzio claims that whilst AC Milan wanted to sign Torreira last summer, he never wanted to force a move back to Italy. He listened to the Serie A club’s proposal, but Arsenal insisted they weren’t selling.

At this point, Di Marzio believes Milan wouldn’t pay €40m or €50m for the midfielder. He also doesn’t think Torreira wants to go back to Italy yet anyway. Though it’s still possible Arsenal receive offers this summer.

This is almost completely contrary to other reports from Italy. Most recently, we heard that Torreira wants to leave Arsenal for Serie A, with his agent offering him to Milan. A couple of outlets suggested the players camp were in regular contact with the club.

I’d trust Di Marzio over the likes of Calciomercato and Corriere dello Sport, though. Perhaps the rumours of Torreira’s unrest were just wishful thinking on their part.

The midfielder played regularly enough under Mikel Arteta, starting seven games and appearing in three more of the new coach’s 13 matches so far.

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