Tag: Napoli

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

2nd club join Napoli in the race to sign Arsenal defender before Monday

Sokratis Papastathopoulos could still leave Arsenal before Monday, with Nice joining Napoli in showing an interest in the centre-back.
PARMA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 20: Kalidou Koulibaly of SSC Napoli looks on during the Serie A match between Parma Calcio and SSC Napoli at Stadio Ennio Tardini on September 20, 2020 in Parma, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

€4.5m Arsenal deal still depends on Manchester City but another option appears

Sokratis' move to Napoli still depends on Manchester City submitting an offer for Koulibaly with things likely to go down to the last day
Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos pleads with Referee Graham Scott after receiving a yellow card during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 5, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Arsenal close to getting rid of unwanted

Arsenal have an agreement with Napoli for the transfer of Sokratis this summer on a permanent deal and the player is ready to wait
Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos pleads with Referee Graham Scott after receiving a yellow card during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 5, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Arsenal 32-year-old has agreement to leave but the favourites to sign him are stalling

Sokratis has an agreement with Arsenal to cancel his contract and move to Napoli, but if the Serie A side don't act soon he'll go elsewhere.
Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos (L) vies with West Ham United's French striker Sebastien Haller (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Napoli president confirms they're pushing to sign Arsenal 32-year-old

Sokratis was trying to convince Arsenal cancel his contract so he could join Napoli and now the Italians want him for free.
Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes (R) fights for the ball with Montpellier's French forward Gaetan Laborde during the French L1 football match between Lille OSC (LOSC) and Montpellier Herault Sport Club (MHSC) at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, on December 13, 2019. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP) (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP via Getty Images)

Napoli outbid Arsenal and tried to stall Gabriel's medical to prevent the move

Napoli made a larger financial offer to sign Gabriel Magalhaes at the last minute and tried to stall his medical to prevent his move to Arsenal.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Portsmouth FC and Arsenal FC at Fratton Park on March 02, 2020 in Portsmouth, England.

Arsenal defender most likely to replace Napoli star

Napoli want to sign Sokratis from Arsenal and Italian reports claim the Greek defender has the best chance of replacing Kalidou Koulibaly.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Napoli looking at 2 Arsenal defenders as alternatives to Gabriel Magalhaes

Napoli are looking at a couple of Arsenal defenders as potential alternatives to Gabriel Magalhaes in the summer market, according to reports in Italy.
Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes (L) fights for the ball with Lyon's French forward Moussa Dembele during the French League Cup semifinal football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Lille LOSC at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on January 21, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP)

Arsenal now confident of beating Manchester United and Napoli to 22-year-old

Arsenal increased their offer to Gabriel Magalhaes on Friday night to try and close the signing, with the board now confident about the move.
FERRARA, ITALY - JULY 09: Andrea Petagna of SPAL reacts during the Serie A match between SPAL and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Paolo Mazza on July 09, 2020 in Ferrara, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Arsenal move for Napoli's Petagna, seen as perfect for Premier League

Arsenal have ‘come forward’ for Napoli’s Andrea Petagna in recent weeks, seeing him as 'perfect' for the Premier League, come see why...
Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes (L) vies with Strasbourg's French midfielder Adrien Thomasson during the French L1 football match between Strasbourg (RCSA) and Lille (LOSC), on February 1, 2020, at the Meinau stadium in Strasbourg, eastern France. (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / AFP)

Arsenal or Napoli: Lille president admits they've told Gabriel which to choose

Lille president Gerard Lopez says the club have made a recommendation to Gabriel Magalhaes over whether to choose Arsenal or Napoli.
Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes (L) fights for the ball with Rennes' Senegalese forward Mbaye Niang (R)during the French L1 Football match between Rennes (SRFC) and Lille (LOSC), on September 22, 2019, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP)

Arsenal and Gabriel agree 5-year contract

Gabriel Magahlaes has accepted Arsenal's offer of a 5-year contract and has been asking Jose Fonte what the Premier League is like
Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes of Losc Lille during the during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Valencia CF and Losc Lille at Estadio de Mestalla on November 5, 2019 in Valencia, Spain (Photo by Maria Jose Segovia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Arsenal draw up 5-year contract for Gabriel, Napoli increase wage offer

Just when it looked like the Gabriel Magalhaes saga was about to come to a conclusion, reports in France have thrown it all wide open again with Napoli putting more money in front of the player.
Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes (L) fights for the ball with Rennes' Senegalese forward Mbaye Niang (R)during the French L1 Football match between Rennes (SRFC) and Lille (LOSC), on September 22, 2019, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP)

Arsenal will win race for Gabriel

Gabriel Magalhaes will accept an Arsenal offer to join from Lille, with Napoli unable to sign him unless they can sell Kalidou Koulibaly.
Future Arsenal teammates? Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) vies with Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes during the UEFA Champion's League Group H football match between Chelsea and Lille at Stamford Bridge in London on December 10, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Large Arsenal bid accepted for Gabriel Magalhaes

Arsenal are one of two clubs in the mix for Gabriel Magalhaes after others fell away and the defender must now decide at the start of the week if he will join Arsenal or Napoli.
Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes of Losc Lille during the during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Valencia CF and Losc Lille at Estadio de Mestalla on November 5, 2019 in Valencia, Spain (Photo by Maria Jose Segovia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Arsenal and Everton make offer for €22m Gabriel Magalhães

According to L'Equipe, Arsenal and Everton have submitted an offer to Lyon for their centre-back, Gabriel Magalhães, who has received five offers in total.
Napoli's Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina is stretched out of the pitch following a head injury during the Italian Serie A football match Atalanta vs Napoli played on July 2, 2020 behind closed doors at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, as the country eases its lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

Arsenal flop stretchered off again but fit to face Barcelona

David Ospina is known for one main thing - always managing to get injured and against Atalanta, he was again stretchered off with what seemed to be a serious head injury.
Napoli's Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina reacts after conceding a corner kick goal during the Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) semi-final second leg football match Napoli vs Inter Milan on June 13, 2020 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, played behind closed doors as the country gradually eases its lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)

Sublime horror show for ex-Arsenal man who will miss final

Napoli may have beaten Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia semi-final but David Ospina managed to let in a blunder goal and also picked...

Former Arsenal goalkeeper concedes straight from a corner before redeeming himself

David Ospina conceded directly to a Christian Eriksen corner but quickly redeemed himself in a night of drama for the former Arsenal goalkeeper.
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 06: David Ospina #1 of Colombia celebrates after a goal by Luis Murillo #19 (not pictured) against Brazil during the first half of the friendly at Hard Rock Stadium on September 06, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Arsenal flop seeks reassurances, eyes up move home

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, David Ospina, is seeking reassurances from Napoli as he eyes up a move back home to Atletico Nacional.

Arsenal target now set for u-turn contract extension with current club

Dries Mertens will sign a contract extension with Napoli despite links with a summer move to Arsenal, according to reports.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Lukas Piszczek of Dortmund is challenged by Layvin Kurzawa of Paris Saint-Germain during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain at Signal Iduna Park on February 18, 2020, in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

PSG defender now closest to joining Arsenal after Barcelona withdraw from race

Layvin Kurzawa is keen on a move to Arsenal, after Barcelona pulled out of the race, but he has various options in Italy as well.

Arsenal interested in Serie A free transfer after his contract extension negotiations stall

Arsenal are following Dries Mertens in the hope of a free transfer this summer, as contract talks stall with his current club Napoli.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal points instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal star wants Serie A return: Agent contacts AC Milan and Napoli

Lucas Torreira wants to return to Serie A, and his agent is offering him to AC Milan and Napoli, according to reports in Italy.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal warms up prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

How Mikel Arteta convinced Lucas Torreira to ignore temptation of Napoli transfer

Serie A club Napoli wanted to sign Lucas Torreira recently, and the player was open to a move, but Mikel Arteta is changing his mind.

Napoli open contract talks with Arsenal free transfer target

Napoli are reopening talks with Dries Mertens over a contract extension, according to reports, despite links to Arsenal this month.

Di Marzio staff confirm Arsenal interest in Serie A forward

Arsenal are looking at Dries Mertens on a free transfer this summer, according to Di Marzio journalist Francesco Porzio.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Napoli and AS Roma want to sign Arsenal defender

Napoli and AS Roma want to sign Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac, in January and the summer respectively, according to reports.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal points instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Torreira Napoli deal moves closer with fee between €30m and €35m says Italian report

Arsenal are reportedly asking €35m for Lucas Torreira while Napoli are willing to offer €30m according to a report in Italy.
NAPLES, ITALY - DECEMBER 10: Dries Mertens of SSC Napoli during the UEFA Champions League group E match between SSC Napoli and KRC Genk at Stadio San Paolo on December 10, 2019, in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Arsenal interested in Serie A forward: 13 goal contributions, contract ends in summer

Arsenal are following Dries Mertens of Napoli, whose contract expires this summer, according to reports in Italy.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Will Arsenal let this 23-year-old leave in January?

Napoli have reportedly made Arsenal an offer to take Lucas Torreira on loan for 18 months with a €27m option to buy but will they really let him go as well?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal in action during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Vitoria Guimaraes at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Napoli make Arsenal laughable transfer offer

Napoli's sporting director contacted Arsenal on Monday to submit an offer for Lucas Torreira, according to reports in Italy.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: A poppy is seen on the shirt of Lucas Torreira of Arsenal ahead of Remembrance Day during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Italian report thinks Lucas Torreira is leaving Arsenal in January

Lucas Torreira is apparently open to joining Napoli in January when the Italians are expected to improve their squad under new manager, Gennaro Gattuso.
FROSINONE, ITALY - APRIL 28: SSC Napoli head coach Carlo Ancelotti looks on during the Serie A match between Frosinone Calcio and SSC Napoli at Stadio Benito Stirpe on April 28, 2019 in Frosinone, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Italian report claims Arsenal open talks with Ancelotti, could make announcement today

Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with Carlo Ancelotti and could even make an announcement as early as this afternoon in what seems like a bit of a mad update.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Lucas Torreira a priority for Napoli but face Atletico Madrid competition

Lucas Torreira is a wanted man and there are a number of top clubs willing to pounce on his unhappiness playing out of position under Unai Emery, but will Freddie make him any happier?

Destined for Arsenal? Close friend says Max Allegri wants to work abroad

Napoli's president reportedly had dinner with Massimiliano Allegri and came away from the meeting convinced the manager wants to work abroad for his next assignment.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal speaks tp match referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Lucas Torreira’s agent confirms the player is unhappy with his new role in the...

Lucas Torreira's agent admits the player is unhappy with the role he's playing in the Arsenal team at the moment, but he believes the club want to keep him.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 19: Kieran Tierney of Celtic celebrate with the Celtic fans during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Heart of Midlothian FC at Celtic Park on May 19, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Big Arsenal boost in Kieran Tierney chase

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has said they are not interested in a move for Kieran Tierney, giving Arsenal a boost and asking questions about the coverage of the Italians interest this summer. 
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 19: Kieran Tierney of Celtic celebrate with the Celtic fans during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Heart of Midlothian FC at Celtic Park on May 19, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Napoli to sell fullback to out-bid Arsenal for Kieran Tierney

Napoli are expected to sell fullback, Mario Rui, in order to gazump Arsenal's £15m bid for Kieran Tierney that has already been rejected by Celtic.
Colombia's James Rodriguez (L) greets his teammate goalkeeper David Ospina after scoring his penalty during the penalty shoot-out against Chile after tying 0-0 during their Copa America football tournament quarter-final match at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 28, 2019. (Photo by Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP)

James Rodriguez to join David Ospina at Napoli

James Rodriguez is expected to team up with his brother-in-law David Ospina at Napoli.