Atletico reach €40m agreement with Seria A star?

Atletico Madrid have reportedly agreed a €40m deal with Sampdoria for the transfer of highly-rated midfielder Lucas Torreira, according to reports.

Diego Simeone’s are said to be keen to bolster their squad in January after an 18-month FIFA-imposed transfer ban and have already agreed deals for Vitolo and Diego Costa.

Now the Uruguayan is also set for a move to the Spanish capital, with reporting his impressive start to the season will make him Samp’s all-time record sale.

The 21-year-old midfielder has started all 10 of the Italian side’s Serie A games this season – netting twice – in his second full season at the club after a stint with Pescara.

Torreira would join fellow countrymen Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez at the Wanda Metropolitano, should a deal go through.