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Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has confirmed he’s interested in signing David Ospina but admits the Colombian isn’t the only keeper on his shopping list.

The Italians have already signed two goalkeepers this summer and are now on the lookout for a third after Alex Meret – the replacement for Pepe Reina – broke his arm in pre-season and with Orestis Karnezis, another arrival from Udinese, looking somewhat suspect.

Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, Laurentiis revealed: “There are four in contention. [Guillermo] Ochoa, [Simon] Mignolet, Ospina and [Cyprian] Tatarusanu.

“It is true that Ospina could arrive, we are negotiating, there are still some differences on the requests.”

Ospina, who has also been scouted by Besiktas, appears to have tumbled down the pecking order during the summer.

Unai Emery has already confirmed he’s happy to let the 29-year-old leave with Emi Martinez set to provide back-up to Bernd Leno and Petr Cech. The latter was himself linked with Napoli earlier in the summer but turned down an offer to fight for his place a the Emirates.


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