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Reports from the Daily Star previously claimed Arsenal were lining up a bid for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, however, his agent has denied that he has held talks with Arsenal over a move to the Premier League.
Speaking to Radio CRC (quotes via the Gazzetta Dello Sport), his agent Joao Santos said that the Italian international is happy to stay at the San Paolo stadium and improve on last season’s performances:
“Arsenal? No one has contacted me. Jorginho is fine in Naples, it is obvious that some managers have taken an interest in him, but my client has only Napoli in the sights for this year, and his goal is to do better than last year.”
“The more time passes, the more difficult it is for the the player to move. There is no release clause in his contract. If there comes a club with so much money and De Laurentiis is interested in the figure offered, [he] will sell him.”
It was widely reported that Arsene Wenger sees Jorginho as a long term replacement for Santi Cazorla whose future has frequently been cut short due to his Achilles tendon injury continues to cause problems.