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Torreira, 22, will undergo his medical before putting pen to paper on a long-term contract.

Sportsmail reported last week that the fee with Sampdoria was close to being agreed and would be announced once Uruguay's campaign in Russian Federation was over.

Speaking at the airport prior to his flight to England on Sunday morning, Torreira apologised for not returning to Uruguay with the rest of the squad but admitted he could not hold off completing a move to Arsenal any longer.

Lucas Torreira played a vital role in Uruguay's run to the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

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And the midfielder was pleased with his performances in Russian Federation as Uruguay reached the quarter-finals.

England global defender Calum Chambers is willing to battle to gain a first choice place at Arsenal after signing a long term contract on Tuesday.

Arsenal hope to complete Lucas Torreira deal next week.

The Gunners agreed a £26.4million fee with Sampdoria for Torreira shortly before the start of the World Cup, though opted not to conduct the medical in Russian Federation and instead allowed him to focus exclusively on the tournament.

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He's a shining light for us all, and we have to do our very best to all try to be at his level. "In this World Cup , he helped us so much, scoring four goals".

Yes, we could have done things differently, but I did not want to think about other things.

In summary, it looks like Arsenal are closing on a player very similar to Kante and someone who could reach his heights in the future.

According to Sky Sports, new manager Unai Emery is keen to work with the 29-year-old again, having previously managed N'Zonzi at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

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.

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Emery's side begin their pre-season campaign at non-league Boreham Wood on July 14.

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