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Lucas Torreira rejected the chance to undergo his medical with Arsenal in Russia but the midfielder’s father insists his son will be joining the Gunners this summer. Arsenal have agreed a €30 million (£26.4m) deal with Sampdoria for Torreira but the transfer has not yet been made official. Torreira is currently with Uruguay’s squad preparing for their World Cup quarter-final against France on Friday. And Torreira’s father has revealed that Arsenal were keen to complete a medical in Russia before it was postponed until after Uruguay’s World Cup campaign. ‘It is as good as a fact that Lucas will join Arsenal,’ Ricardo Torreira told Fox Sports Argentina.
‘There are many clubs who contacted us but we have given our word to Arsenal and are very satisfied with what they offered. ‘The deal is virtually done and only the arrival of Lucas is remaining. ‘Arsenal offered to do the medical examinations in Russia but we decided against it because we felt it’s inconvenient, it is not the right time.’