Despite a superb first year for Arsenal, Torreira threw his Gunners future into serious doubt with his recent comments.
The Uruguay international made a whopping 50 appearances for the north London side last season, behind only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Iwobi.
However, his comments on local radio whilst away on international duty peaked the interest of some of the biggest sides in the Serie A.
“I don’t know if there are many things that I enjoy,” Torreira told Ovacion.
“What are they smoking at San Siro?”
“I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country.
“The language [barrier] has stopped me, to be able to relate with my team-mates and with the people. It is very difficult when you can’t have dialogue.
“And so is the climate. You go out in the morning and it is cloudy, you arrive late to your home and it is cloudy.
“It is strange a little bit, the sun, the more of us that we are here and we are accustomed to having always or almost always the sun. But as the years pass, I’m going to be adapting.”
AC Milan are thought to be extremely keen to sign the player.
However, with the Gunners likely to demand at least £35m for the 23-year-old, the Italian’s have devised a sneaky plan to land the central-midfielder.
Sky Sports transfer expert Kaveh Solhekol revealed his surprise at the Rossoneri’s approach.
“AC Milan want to pay Arsenal £4.5m to take Lucas Torreira on loan for two seasons. What are they smoking at San Siro?,” the journalist tweeted.
However, informed fans were quick to let him know that it was a method of signing players to avoid Financial Fair Play problems, with clubs normally including an obligation to buy clause in any deal.
“That is how Italian clubs do business. With obligations to buy on a permanent basis so that they steer away from FFP issues. They aren’t as lucky as the English clubs,” one wrote.
Another added: “Major Italian clubs are either dealing with financial crisis or FFP pressure so this formula helps them to buy time for spending big money.”
While a third simply put: “We’re smoking FFP, Sir.”