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Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira move to Boca Juniors in jeopardy

Lucas Torreira's move to Boca Juniors looks in jeopardy.

The Uruguayan midfielder - who is currently on loan with Atletico Madrid - pleaded publicly for Arsenal to allow him to join Boca following the death of his mother.

Speaking to ESPN Argentina, Torreira said: "It's not a violent emotion, a crazy decision because of my mother. I have always said that I want to play for Boca.

"I'm dying to play for Boca and I will always say it. The night my mother died, one of the first to hear the news was my agent. I don't want to play in Europe anymore, I want to play for Boca."

However, El Intransigente reports Boca are not prepared to meet Arsenal's loan demands.

The Gunners want a loan fee of at least £860,000, but Argentine giants have said no.

Brazilian sides Flamengo and Gremio have also shown an interest in the 25-year-old.

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