The London giants are in the market for Lorenzo Insigne. Arsenal are one of many teams interested in the Napoli winger, whose current deal expires at the end of the campaign. The Gunners are believed to be leading other teams in the battle to add Italy international.
But it appears the footballer is unlikely to leave Napoli as Insigne is closing on a possible deal extension. Napoli have offered him a new five-year contract worth €5m per season, which Lorenzo is likely to accept.
The 30-year-old winger, who was also linked with a move to the Gunners’ bitter rivals Tottenham, has also recently bought a new house close to the city.
It is perhaps an indicator of his desire to continue his career at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, having already featured in over 400 competitive games for the Serie A giants, scoring 111 goals and registering 88 assists.
The Italian winger’s extended stay at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium is ready to serve as a massive blow for the Gunners, who are actively scouring the market for attacking reinforcements in winter. Arsenal have enjoyed a swift recovery lately but are still struggling with a lack of productivity and opportunity creation in the final third.
Insigne’s pedigree at the highest level of football could have been extremely useful for the Gunners this campaign, adding some valuable experience to an otherwise young offensive unit. Arsenal have no shortage of alternatives, though, having been linked with a move for Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio lately.