Napoli star’s agent responds to Arsenal transfer speculation

first_imgArsenal have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Jorginho after the player’s agent revealed his client is willing to extend his contract with Napoli.The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates in recent months after catching the eye in Serie A.Arsene Wenger is on the hunt for a defensive midfielder and reportedly sees the Brazilian as ideal competition for Francis Coquelin.However, the Gunners have now been dealt a blow in their pursuit after Jorginho’s agent, Joao Santos, admitted his client could sign a new deal with Napoli.“Offers from England? That’s a question for [Napoli sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli, not me,” Santos told Radio Crc.“Certainly he’s doing well, so it’s normal that he’d arouse the interest of the big teams. I don’t know if Napoli are planning to conduct any negotiations.“If there are teams following him it’s obviously because they think Jorginho would be helpful to their cause.“I’ve talked with Giuntoli by telephone, not just to talk about a renewal, but also to improve the lad’s situation.“As for a renewal, if Napoli want to talk, we’re ready to discuss it soon.” 1 Jorginho last_img read more