According to the same story, Emery's past working relationship with N'Zonzi could give Arsenal the upper hand in the race to sign the former Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City midfielder.
Unai Emery has been in the market for a holding midfielder this summer after identifying it as an area that needed strengthening and Torreira emerged as a prime target with widespread speculation claiming Arsenal agreed a deal with Sampdoria shortly before the player flew out to Russian Federation last month.
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Davis, for his part, insisted that May's position as prime minister is still safe. "I don't think it's a survival issue at all". The British government says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned, amid a widening split in the Cabinet over Brexit .
The signing is also another step toward shoring up a defensive unit that struggled badly last season under Arsene Wenger, with Arsenal having already signed veteran right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Juventus, Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno. "Welcome to Arsenal", the North London club tweeted.
During his two years at Sampdoria after joining from Pescara, Torreira made 74 appearances and scored four goals for the club.
Given that the No 3 shirt remains vacant, many expected Torreira to take that squad number but he will instead sport the jersey which was worn by Mesut Ozil in recent seasons.
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It may not also be his last, with liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg 85-years-old and Stephen Breyer turning 80 next month. Brett's mother Martha Gamble served as a Maryland state Circuit Court Judge from 1995 to 2001.
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A source close to Western diplomats told the Post that Li raised the issue of Liu Xia during his meeting with Merkel. The German embassy had offered in April to help Liu Xia travel to Germany but the move did not take place.
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Many Brexit campaigners in her Conservative Party say she has betrayed her promise to pursue a clean break with the EU. Matt Hancock , Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has replaced Jeremy Hunt as Health Secretary.
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Just like the existing Surface Pro that was released a year ago , users have to purchase Surface Pen and Type Cover separately. The Microsoft Surface Go is a teeny-tiny laptop/tablet hybrid with a 10-inch screen , clocking in at just 1.15 pounds.
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May was asked by an opposition lawmaker Monday whether she would contest a vote of confidence if one came rather than resign. Top Brexiteer Michael Gove, an ally of Mr Davis , Mr Johnson and also Mrs May, said everybody was "in very good spirits".