We have heard many different things about many different players this summer, especially since Unai Emery was confirmed as the new Arsenal boss.
This is especially true of the potential transfer of Lucas Torreira.
The Uruguayan has been reportedly on the precipice of a transfer to Arsenal for many weeks now, and comments from his current club’s president only poured petrol on the flames of gossip.
Then, a trusted source of news amongst Gooners, BBC Sport’s David Ornstein, dampened the fire a little after he revealed that, contrary to popular opinion, there has been nothing signed and there is nothing concrete in place to suggest that the midfielder is a done deal.
There are more reports though, in this protracted saga, that add yet another twist to the story.
Torreira’s own father has commented on the future of his son, and confirmed that he will go to London for a medical as soon as the World Cup is over. - according to The Metro.
Torreira Senior said “I want the best for my son and I also know that Arsenal showed a lot of interest in him.”
“It’s not done, neither is it official, because he hasn’t signed anything, but there is a great chance that Lucas’ future will be in England.”
“There was no problem with the negotiations, and the latest is that as soon as the World Cup ends, he’ll go to London for a medical.”
Our target’s father has seemingly confirmed that we are in advanced stages to sign him, but also confirmed the warning coming from David Ornstein - that nothing is signed so Torreira is still not an Arsenal player - and obstacles could still crop up.
One thing is for sure - we will all be watching Uruguay’s progress in the World Cup on tenterhooks.
We’ll have the latest news on The Arsenal Review on any developments.