According to Goal, although Arsenal and Atletico Madrid made progress in the negotiations between Torreira, the Gunners were still frustrated when they tried to buy Thomas.
It is reported that Atletico Madrid will look at the signings to Torreira, the Uruguay international was told by Arsenal to leave the team. Turin has long admired Torreira, but Atletico Madrid is now leading the battle.
Goal said that Atletico Madrid sees Torreira as a stand-in for Hector Herrera and is still in in-depth negotiations with Arsenal. Torreira has agreed to join Atletico Madrid, however, the Sheets have not reached an agreement with Arsenal so far. They insisted on completing the transfer on loan.
However, Arsenal want to sell Torreira directly and use the transfer fee to help them buy Thomas. Sources told Goal that Atletico Madrid refused to discuss the possibility of adding Thomas to Torreira’s transfer negotiations.
Negotiations between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid continue, and the Gunners hope to reach a compromise with the other side to a certain extent. Atletico Madrid still emphasizes that buyers can only sign the Ghanaian midfielder only by activating Thomas' 46 million pounds termination clause.