Arsenal could use Lucas Torreira as bait to land Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara in last-minute swap deal

first_imgArsenal are running out of time to sign Aouar from Lyon (Picture: Getty Images)With less than a week to go until the transfer window closes, Arsenal are now exploring alternatives and Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero claims Diawara has emerged as a late target.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners have been linked with the 23-year-old previously, particularly before he left Napoli for the Italian capital, and they are now primed to renew their interest.Diawara has become unhappy at Roma after a bizarre incident at the start of the season where he was accidentally left unregistered for the opening game against Hellas Verona, in which he played, resulting in the side having to forfeit the result and registering a 3-0 loss.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe was subsequently named on the bench for the following game against Juventus and is now considering his options, with both Arsenal and north London rivals Spurs in contact with his agent.Diawara joined Roma for around £19million last summer and the Serie A giants would expect a similar fee now, which represents a far more affordable deal than either Aouar or Partey. Diawara is highly rated and enjoyed a strong Serie A campaign last year (Picture: Getty)Roma, meanwhile, are fans of Uruguay international Torreira, who is surplus to requirements at the Emirates but yet to find a new club, so the midfielder could be included to lower the overall cash outlay.Torreira has endured a frustrating window with several moves falling through, having been in talks with Atletico Madrid and Torino among other clubs, and a return to Italy with Roma would no doubt appeal enormously to him.MORE: Lyon secure replacement for Arsenal transfer target Houssem AouarMORE: ‘I’m screaming’ – Tony Adams slams Mikel Arteta for dropping Gabriel in Arsenal’s defeat to LiverpoolFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. View 3 comments Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Sep 2020 3:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Advertisementcenter_img Arsenal could use Lucas Torreira as bait to land Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara in last-minute swap deal The Gunners are still looking to bring in a new midfielder or two (Pictures: Getty Images)Arsenal are considering a move for Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara and could be prepared to offer Lucas Torreira in part-exchange, according to reports in Italy.Mikel Arteta has been looking to bring in midfield reinforcements throughout the summer, with defeat to Liverpool only underlining that need, though attempts to sign top targets Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey have so far proven fruitless.Arsenal need to raise funds in order to meet Lyon’s asking price for Aouar, who are prepared to sell the young Frenchman, though Atletico Madrid are being far more stubborn over Partey. Advertisementlast_img read more