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.
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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The pair clashed last season over penalty taking duties and it is believed that the 26-year-old would rather see Cavani leave. PSG remain at the centre of an investigation by UEFA after they spent nearly £400m on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe last summer.
"A midfielder with great quality, I have enjoyed watching his performances for Sampdoria in the past two seasons, and we all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup".
'He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing, ' said Emery.
Emery's first game in charge of Arsenal will be the pre-season game against Atletico Madrid on July 26.
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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 19-year-old midfielder underwent a medical with the Gunners on Monday ahead of a £7 million move from Lorient.
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Calls and emails to Clooney's spokesman in regards to the accident weren't immediately returned, according to Associated Press. He was joined by wife Amal Clooney and it has been reported that the pair left the hospital together in a private vehicle .
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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".
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The Queen looked well after skipping Prince Louis's Christening on Monday, following a busy week in Scotland last week. Kate Middleton and Prince William at Prince Louis' christening service.
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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.
Wilshere snapped up by West Ham
Michail Antonio is one of three players West Ham United are prepared to offload if the right offer is made, according to a report.