Torreira dismisses transfer speculation linking him with AC Milan

Uruguay international Lucas Torreira has insisted that he is content at Arsenal and has no plans of making the return to the Serie A with AC Milan. The midfielder recently admitted that he has been struggling with a language barrier since making the move to England and that has led to suggestions that he could part ways with the Gunners.

Speaking ahead of Uruguay’s Copa America quarter-final against Peru, Torreira revealed that there has been no contact with the Rossoneri whatsoever and he is happy at the Gunners despite the struggles in adapting, he said: “Nobody from AC Milan has got in touch with me. Today I’m in the Premier [League] and happy to be part of Arsenal. Adapting was not easy, but I only think about the team. I’m happy to be there.”

Torreira made the move to the Gunners from Sampdoria last summer and he instantly became a fan favourite with tenacious performances at the heart of the midfield. However, he happened to struggle with fatigue concerns during the backend of the campaign and that somewhat reduced his impact when compared to the opening half of the season.

Nonetheless, he has been a good fit for the team with the tireless work rate and the supporters should have a sigh of relief after the recent comments made by the Uruguayan. Torreira is currently with the South American nation at the Copa America and he is expected to feature when they tackle Peru during the last-eight of the competition.

Uruguay remain favourites for the clash with the creative forces of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani upfront but they can’t take their opposition lightly, given their progress over the past few years. Peru secured four points during the group phase of the competition when compared to Uruguay, who had the perfect run of results.