Arsenal close to fourth summer signing — Sky Sports reporter

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Arsenal would be better off avoiding a move for the Barca midfielder, and instead focus their attention on wrapping up a deal to sign Sampdoria ace Lucas Torreira.

Lucas Torreira will be prepared for life in the Premier League when his "scary" transfer to Arsenal is completed, according to the player's father.

But claims from his family have emerged suggesting the player has rejected the chance to undergo a medical while on worldwide duty at the World Cup.

Arsenal fans can't be blamed if they're excited about the idea of improving their midfield - especially following the comments made by Torreira's father, Ricardo, in recent hours.

"But there's a whole programme being built around Lucas, where people are going to accompany him".

"It's hard to manage the language, to adapt to the society and customs and at the same time not lose ours. We don't want to think about London right now because it truly scares us".

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"The deal is virtually done and only the arrival of Lucas in [Colney] is remaining".

Torreira has really shown his influence for an Uruguay side which plays in the quarter-finals against France on Friday.

Torreira will wait until after Uruguay's World Cup campaign to join Arsenal.

The Gunners finished sixth and without a trophy last term.

Emery has already started to rebuild the Gunners squad, bringing in experienced defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, as well as highly rated young goalkeeper Bernd Leno.