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Arsenal have bid rejected for Jorginho 0

Posted on July 02, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to The Sun, Arsenal have had a bid of around £15m rejected for Napoli midfielder Jorginho. The Brazilian-born Italian international has been a regular at the Stadio San Paolo but reportedly could find his place up for contention which has led to the approach from the Gunners. Napoli are keen to keep him, however.

The Italian Serie A giants paid £8m for his signature from Hellas Verona in January 2014 and Arsene Wenger is believed to have been watching the 25-year-old a year later. Jorginho made 27 league appearances for Napoli last season, featuring four times in the Champions League, averaging a tackle or interception every 18 minutes in the Serie A.

Inter manager talks up Szczesny signing 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has responded to the rumours linking Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to the Serie A side this summer, admitted the Polish international is talented but stopping short of confirming their interest, reports WhoScored.

“Are you trying to make me argue with all my current players? We already have Samir Handanovic, who is very experienced and strong,” Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia. I’ve already worked with (Wojciech) and I know his quality. For the moment we’ve got (Samir).

Wojciech Szczesny agrees Napoli move 0

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojchiech Szczesny is set to leave Gunners for good with a permanent contract offer from Napoli already agreed, according to the reports coming from Italy.

The 27-year-old Polish shot stopper has spent two seasons on loan to Serie A heavyweights AS Roma and is set to stay in Italy with Napoli close to securing his services, Italian media outlet Il Mattino reports.

Szczesny met Napoli officials earlier this month and has already given thumbs up to a three-year deal with the Partenopei, who will now have to negotiate the transfer with Arsenal officials.

Napoli readying Wojciech Szczesny bid 0

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojcieh Szczesny is believed to be subject of increased interest from Serie A hot-shots Napoli, La Gazzetta dello Sport has learned.

Partenopei are not thoroughly satisfied with their goalkeeping options and are willing to bring the Arsenal goalkeeper to challenge Pepe Reina for the spot in goal next season.

Napoli’s back-up ‘keepers Rafael Cabral and Luigi Sepe are both likely to leave the club at the end of the season, whereas Spanish shot stopper Pepe Reina has come under heavy criticism this term due to some rather shaky performances.

Could Szczesny be on his way to Dortmund in the summer? 0

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is reportedly the subject of interest from a number of European sides, but Borussia Dortmund are said to be leading the chase for his signature. The Polish international has been on loan with AS Roma for two seasons, but the Serie A giants may not be able to match his agreed fee of £13M to make the deal permanent.

With Petr Cech and David Ospina as first and second choice at Arsenal, Szczesny has stiff competitions for a starting place if he returns to his parent club, and the 26-year-old may well be open to a move away from the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season as a result. Juventus and Napoli are two sides keen on the goalkeeper, but perhaps not to be an immediate regular.

Olivier Giroud won’t be sold by Arsenal this summer 0

Posted on July 21, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer with Napoli centre-forward Gonzalo Higuaín said to be in the frame to replace him. However, the French international’s agent Michael Manuello poured cold water on the rumours and insists Giroud will remain in London. Giroud’s representative believes any player brought in will be to cover for Welbeck’s long-term injury, rather than to dethrone Giroud.

Should Arsenal sign Gonzalo Higuain? 0

Posted on July 18, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Evening Standard, 43 per cent of Arsenal fans believe that spending £78.8million on Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain would be a waste of money.

This rumour has been doing the rounds since Higuain was born I think. He and Karim Benzema are two players that the Gunners are constantly linked with. I would not be surprised if I saw a report tomorrow claiming that Higuain was spotted in north London.

A hell of a lot of money

Arsenal readying a shock summer swap for Napoli star 0

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Gunners’ interest in signing a world-class striker this summer has taken a spicy twist with Italian media outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport claiming that Arsenal have prepared a shock summer swap for Napoli star forward Gonzalo Higuain.

Arsene Wenger is a keen admirer of Argentine international’s talents and is ready to break the bank during the summer transfer window to land Gonzalo Higuain.

In what would be a serious piece of business from Arsene Wenger, Italian media claim that French manager is ready to offer cash plus Olivier Giroud for the 28-year-old Napoli hitman.

Gonzalo Higuain contacted by Arsenal 0

Posted on July 05, 2016 by Milos Markovic

It seems that Arsene Wenger has decided to make concrete steps in his attempt to land a world-class striker during the summer transfer window.

After securing a deal for Japanese youngster Takumo Asano, who is seen as future investment, Arsenal manager has focused his attention on signing a high-profile name that can find its place in the starting line-up straight away.

Two names have already been highlighted as possible signings.

Arsenal are interested in former Juventus striker and Spanish international Alvaro Morata, who is thought to be interested in a Premier League move with various clubs interested in bringing the Real Madrid man.

Arsenal reportedly bid for Colombian striker 2

Posted on May 28, 2016 by David Nugent

According to Udinese club president Franco Soldati, Arsenal have made a bid for Colombian international Duvan Zapata, who is currently on-loan in Udine from Serie A rivals Napoli.

Zapata’s loan deal is not due to end until next summer, but Soldati claims that other clubs have attempted to sign the striker in his loan period.

Offers from elsewhere

Soldati told Radio Kiss Kiss: ‘There is a clause that allows Napoli to recall him early from the two-year loan,’



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