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Arsenal have not yet bid for Napoli midfielder Jorginho but he could seal a transfer if the right offer comes in for him this summer, according to his agent Joao Santos.
The 25-year-old has been linked with the Gunners and other top Premier League clubs in the past, though his representative currently insists he’s focused on staying at Napoli.
Jorginho has impressed during a career in Serie A with both Hellas Verona and Napoli, making 27 league appearances last season and contributing three assists from a defensive midfield role.
Arsenal arguably look weak in that area with just Francis Coquelin, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny to choose from, and Jorginho could prove an upgrade.
Still, despite claims that the north Londoners had failed with an opening offer of £15million, the Brazilian-born Italy international’s agent insists he hasn’t heard from them.
‘Arsenal? No one has contacted me,’ Santos told Radio CRC.
‘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.
‘There is no release clause in his contract. If there comes a club with so much money and (Napoli president Aurelio) De Laurentiis is interested in the figure offered, (he) will sell him.’
Arsenal have made a decent start to the summer so far by signing left-back Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer, and announcing French striker Alexandre Lacazette in a club-record deal yesterday.