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It did showcase the young Torreira to the world as he had an excellent World Cup especially shining in the second round against Portugal where he nullified arguably the world's best player in Cristiano Ronaldo.

Despite Lucas Torreira looking set to join Arsenal, he has reportedly turned down the chance to complete a medical in Russian Federation.

Speaking to Fox Argentina, Ricardo Torreira said his son's move to the Emirates Stadium would go through "if nothing unusual happens".

The Gunners have an agreement in place with Serie A side Sampdoria for the £26m transfer of 22-year-old Torreira.

"The deal is virtually done and only the arrival of Lucas is remaining".

The Gunners did offer the player to undergo a medical in Russian Federation, but the player rejected as he wanted to commit wholly on national duty.

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The BBC's David Ornstein has claimed that Arsenal have agreed on a deal with Lucas Torreira over the player's transfer.

Torreira is expected to undergo a medical in London when his participation in the World Cup is over.

The Uruguay global midfielder has been linked with the Gunners for some time and a deal appears close.

Arsenal have already welcomed Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos to the club this summer.

Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira says he will decide his future soon now that his country have been eliminated from the World Cup.

Arsenal begin their pre-season campaign at non-league Boreham Wood on July 14.


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