Arsenal's reported £26.4m Lucas Torreira move could give West Ham double transfer boost

Lucas Torreira of Sampdoria in action during the serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on February 25, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.

West Ham should be paying attention to Arsenal's latest move.

Lucas Torreira of Sampdoria in action during the serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on February 25, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.

Arsenal are hopeful of signing Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, after BBC Sport reported the Gunners are negotiating with the Serie A side.

Unai Emery's club would have to pay £26.4 million for the Uruguayan, and if they do, it could work out as a double boost for rivals West Ham.

Here is a look at the two ways the Hammers could benefit from Arsenal signing Torreira.

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal is closed down by Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea  during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2018 in London, England.

Arsenal ace Jack Wilshere has been strongly linked with joining West Ham and Torreira's possible arrival pushes him closer to the exit.

Wilshere's contract expires at the end of this month but there are no signs of progress in terms of renewing his contract.

Arsenal choosing to negotiate with Torreira as a priority tells it's own story.

SkyBet make West Ham the 6/4 favourites to sign Wilshere, ahead of 6/1 Crystal Palace.

 Jean Michael Seri

Nice's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michael Seri attends a training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football match between Nice and Naples on August 21, 2017 at the Allianz...

Before pushing for Torreira, Arsenal had been reportedly eyeing up Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, SkySports reported.

West Ham are also claimed to be keen on Seri, with The Sun reporting Manuel Pellegrini is keen on a move.

Chelsea are also lurking, but with their managerial situation unclear and Arsenal now expected to drop out of the race, West Ham have an opportunity to strike now and try and bring in the impressive midfielder.

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