sport news Atletico Madrid 'close to signing Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira on loan'

Atletico Madrid 'close to signing Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira on loan' but Thomas Partey isn't part of negotiations with Spanish club standing firm on £45m release clause Torreira was used sparingly by Mikel Arteta towards the end of last season He has been told he can leave Arsenal with Atletico loan looking the likely option However, the Gunners want to include an obligation to buy the Uruguayan Atletico midfielder Partey, who has £45m release clause, not part of the talks 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 07:16 BST, 25 September 2020 | Updated: 07:17 BST, 25 September 2020

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Atletico Madrid 'are close to signing Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira on a season-long loan' - but Thomas Partey isn't part of the negotiations.

The Uruguayan's game time became more limited once Mikel Arteta replaced Unai Emery as Gunners boss last season and he hasn't featured so far in this campaign.

But Atletico manager Diego Simeone admires the 24-year-old and is working on an arrangement to take him for the season.

Lucas Torreira (left) 'is close to joining Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan' from Arsenal

Lucas Torreira (left) 'is close to joining Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan' from Arsenal

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