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Arsenal are interested in signing Napoli midfielder Jorginho, the player’s agent has revealed.
The Gunners are reportedly set for a midfield clear out this summer and have been linked with a host of midfielders across the globe. But Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos has now revealed Wenger’s interest in the 24 year old. Although the club will have to fight off competition from Real Madrid.
Despite interest from big clubs, Santos also revealed his client is happy at Napoli. But the Wenger wants him to replace Mikel Arteta at the Emirates next season.
Santos told Radio Crc: “Football is a business, our expectation is to stay five years with Napoli [his contract] and we’ll work to give our best for this team, as quoted by the Daily Star.
“It was in England that I was first asked about Jorginho, but now everyone knows him and it’s obvious that a lot of teams are following him.
“Then if his international call-up is confirmed it would only raise his profile further.
“Newcastle United? No, [Rafa] Benitez has gone there. They probably need a player like him, but we haven’t talked.
“Real Madrid and Arsenal know Jorginho, if they came forward with an official offer we’d talk but at the moment all I can say is that Jorginho has a five-year contract with Napoli and wants to play for them in the Champions League next year.”
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