There’s been a twist in the Lucas Torreira transfer saga, and it isn’t the greatest news for us Gooners.

BBC Sport’s David Ornstein, so often the purveyor of truth when it comes to Arsenal transfer activity, has quelled the stories surrounding Torreira’s impending move to Arsenal.

Ornstein tweeted that, contrary to popular reports, the deal to sign the Uruguay midfielder is far from complete. No fee has been agreed, no terms have been agreed, and the negotiating will only begin once Uruguay end their involvement in the World Cup in Russia.

This is an about turn in developments regarding the Sampdoria defensive midfielder. The Italian club president’s recent comments - documented right here on The Arsenal Review - stated that the deal was pretty much rubber stamped, and that they had made a tidy profit on the tough tackling Torreira.

The worrying thing about this story is that Ornstein very rarely errs on his reports, and that would mean that Torreira, instead of being 95% an Arsenal player, is still very much undecided.

Intriguingly, Ornstein did go further, stating that Arsenal have other options if the Torreira deal went awry. Many of us thought that this would be Unai Emery favourite, Sevilla and Argentina man Ever Banega - but Ornstein mooted this, stating that Banega is NOT one of the Torreira alternative options.

This story has already ran for quite some time, and it is pretty much a badly kept secret that Torreira is on our hitlist, but we have some way to go before we make this signing to stiffen our midfield somewhat. It would appear that Arsenal’s Tech Director Raul Sanllehi has some distance to go in talks with Torreira’s camp.

As ever, keep your eyes peeled to The Arsenal Review - and also David Ornstein’s Twitter Account!