Arsenal £26m star had chance to sign for Serie A giants this summer

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Lucas Torreira’s entourage has revealed there was a ‘possibility’ the versatile midfielder could have joined Serie A side AC Milan this summer transfer market, but admits Arsenal board had ‘no intention’ of letting the star leave.

Back in June, Lucas confessed he was struggling to adapt to London life and favoured his time in Genoa while playing for local club Sampdoria, fueling speculation of a return to Italy.

Marco Giampaolo, who took over the reins at Rossoneri this summer, subsequently identified Lucas as one of his top targets ahead of the 2019/20 term. The pair worked together at Blucerchiati and still have a great relationship to this day.

However, AC Milan’s advances for Lucas were swiftly rebuffed, with the Gunners determined to keep hold of the star they signed just 12 months earlier for around £26m.

Asked about Rossoneri’s interest in signing the Uruguayan, his representative Pablo Bentancur told TMW: ‘There was the possibility. Giampaolo is in the heart of Lucas.

‘But Arsenal said he had no intention of selling the boy. Lucas is fine, the club are happy with him. This will be the year of consecration. With the Arsenal shirt.’

In other news, three teams in the Premier League have all reportedly pinpointed Rennes ace Eduardo Camavinga as a possible future signing.

He was the star of the show as Rennes registered a 2-1 victory against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday night.

While the summer transfer market is now shut for English clubs, the Daily Mail claims that each of Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are all keen on the teenager.