Date: 17th February 2021 at 1:52pm
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Fiorentina have begun laying the groundwork for the summer transfer window and have prepared an approach for Arsenal midfielder Torreira.

The Viola are enduring a difficult season as they labour in 16th place in Serie A, having already dismissed coach and replacing him with earlier in the campaign.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Fiorentina have begun looking ahead to next season as president eyes a more competitive squad, with the Viola closing in on a deal with Torreira.

The Uruguay international has spent the season on loan at after falling out of favour with Arsenal, and is believed to be keen on a return to after a previous stint with Sampdoria.

Fiorentina are confident that they can convince the 25-year-old to move to the Stadio and will begin discussions with Arsenal over striking a deal.

Gunners coach Mikel Arteta is not thought to be interested in retaining Torreira, who made 89 appearances for the club since joining from in 2018.