Lucas Torreira may reportedly have taken a step closer to sealing a permanent move away from Arsenal.
Tuttomercatoweb claims that Monaco have offered the Uruguay international a three-year deal.
His future has been a talking point during the window. Lucas has been a peripheral figure since switching to Atletico Madrid on loan in the summer.
The 24-year-old has started just two league matches for Diego Simeone’s side. Interestingly, Marca claimed earlier this month that Lucas was set to stay in the Spanish capital beyond this market.
However, a report from Italy has suggested that he is quitting Atletico. And it appears that he could be on his way to Ligue 1.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, the French outfit have made contact with both Torreira and Arsenal. And they have apparently offered the South American a three-year deal.
It is suggested that the offer appeals to both the north London heavyweights and the former Sampdoria ace.
However, It remains to be seen what sum could be involved and Los Rojiblacnos may also have a view on losing the player.
So perhaps it’d be no surprise if there are plenty of hurdles left to clear before Lucas becomes a Monaco player.
But Mikel Arteta’s side will surely be content if they manage to sell him permanently. Unfortunately, for all of his potential and talent, it doesn’t seem to have quite worked out under the Spanish manager.
With Mikel looking to bolster his roster, it may really benefit Arsenal to cash in if the chance presents itself this month.