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.
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.
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.
New Zealand cyclist wins stage on Tour de France
They stopped the clock on 38:55 but they were soon out of the "hotseat" as Sky - second off - came through five seconds quicker. As I've said from the start , the legs are good. "It just shows that we are here, too, and let's get it on".
"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.
PSG make world record bid for former Liverpool ace, Coutinho
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.
The 19-year-old midfielder underwent a medical with the Gunners on Monday ahead of a £7 million move from Lorient.
Real Madrid's Ronaldo signs for Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to move to Juventus after nine years at Real Madrid , the La Liga side have confirmed. In an open letter, Ronaldo thanked the Madrid club and its fans for " nine wonderful years ." .
Princess Charlotte waves at christening
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at St James's Palace cradling their 11-week-old son ahead of his baptism. Kate also remained loyal to her classic look , wearing an elegant McQueen dress once again for the occasion.
Profiles: Matt Hancock and Jeremy Wright
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.
Trump says Putin meeting may be 'easiest'
But his trip to Brussels may end up being less controversial, said Dan Michaels, the Wall Street Journal Brussels bureau chief. Meanwhile, Mr Trump will be largely kept away from central London.
Death Toll Exceeds 100 After Heavy Rainfall Slams Japan
A man and his wife protect their home from water with sand bags in Saka, Hiroshima prefecture. "I've lived here for 40 years". Local government officials said pumping trucks were being deployed to help restore access to some of the worst-hit areas.
George Clooney hurt in Italian scooter crash
George and Amal met back in 2013 when Amal attended a party at the Ocean's Eleven star's house in Lake Como, Italy. Clooney was taken to a hospital and the injuries are not believed to be serious, according to La Nuova .
Microsoft Surface Go announced: compact, light and only $399
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.