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Napoli open talks with highly-rated Arsenal target

JorginhoArsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have been handed a blow after reports suggested one of their prime January targets will not be on the move.

TalkSport says Napoli are preparing to open talks regarding a new contract with Jorginho, a midfielder who has attracted vast interest from Arsenal.

The Premier League title contenders are hoping for new additions to bolster their squad as they push for success this season but will be unnerved by comments from Jorginho’s agent, Joao Santos, hinted the player will sign a new deal with Napoli.

“Interest from England? That’s a question for Giuntoli, not me. Certainly he’s doing well, so it’s normal he’d arouse the interest of big teams. I don’t know if Napoli are planning to conduct 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 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.”

With it clear Jorginho’s main intention is to remain in Naples, Arsenal’s chances of landing his signature have suffered a major blow and fans at the bar believe it’s not worth the fight, stating that Arsene Wenger should now pursue other targets.

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