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The father of Lucas Torreira has said a move to London "truly scares us" but his son "is not going to be alone" if a transfer to Arsenal goes through.

Torreira, 22, will undergo his medical before putting pen to paper on a long-term contract.

A defensive midfielder, Torreira is the kind of player Arsenal have lacked in recent seasons.

He told Telenoche: 'I would have been very happy to be able to return to Uruguay with my team-mates, but this is a fantastic opportunity [to join Arsenal] and I do not want to waste it'.

This week the Squawka Talker discussed Spain's elimination to hosts Russian Federation and the Ronaldo-esque display delivered by Kylian Mbappe as France knocked out Argentina, but there was also a focus on one particular signing thought to be coming soon to the Premier League.

Thai cave rescuer dies from lack of oxygen
Rescue workers are now able to walk through a 1.5km (0.9 mile) stretch from the entrance to what's being called the third chamber. An experienced SEAL diver takes around six hours to navigate the rugged, flooded kilometres-long course towards the entrance.

Elsewhere, the Gunners look set to miss out on the signing of Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega, reports Marca.

While N'Zonzi was beating Uruguay in Russia, Sevilla president Jose Castro remarked that no formal bid has landed at his desk.

Emery has already shown his intention of changing Arsenal's fortune in the coming season and has no doubt that N'Zonzi's arrival would strengthen the team's midfield.

Emery has also brought in seasoned Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner and goalkeeper Bernd Leno since becoming the surprise choice to succeed Wenger after the Frenchman brought to an end two decades in charge.

Arsenal have been linked with a shock move for French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, universally described as a "wonderkid" on account of being just 19. However, the deal is believed to keep him at the Emirates until 2022, one year longer than a previous extension he signed last year.


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