Tag: Napoli

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.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 14: Kieran Tierney of Celtic applauds the fans at the final whistle during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Arsenal leading race for Kieran Tierney: Talks ongoing, fresh bid within 24 hours

Arsenal, not Napoli, are leading the race for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, according to reports in Italy.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 14: Kieran Tierney of Celtic applauds the fans at the final whistle during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

David Ornstein provides key update on Kieran Tierney

Arsenal are falling behind in the race for Kieran Tierney, according to the BBC's David Ornstein.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: David Ospina of Arsenal celebrates after Hector Bellerin of Arsenal scored the 3rd arsenal goal during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Koeln at Emirates Stadium on September 14, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Arsenal man admits trying to convince James to move with him

David Ospina will complete his permanent move to Napoli after the Copa America and he is helping talk James Rodriguez, his brother-in-law, into joining the Italians with him.
FLORENCE, ITALY - APRIL 29: Jordan Veretout of ACF Fiorentina reacts after misses a penalty during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and US Sassuolo at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 29, 2019 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

No Champions League to stops Arsenal landing former Aston Villa man

Not long after it was reported that Arsenal had made an approach for Jordan Veretout it was claimed that he is on his way to Napoli.
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: David Ospina of Napoli celebrates his sides second goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Up to €4.8m: What Napoli will pay Arsenal

Arsenal have somehow managed to convince Napoli to pay up to €4.8m for David Ospina despite the Italians wanting to drive his price down as much as possible.
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: David Ospina of Napoli celebrates his sides second goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Absolute delight as Arsenal and Napoli finally find agreement for transfer

Arsenal and Napoli have finally found agreement over the transfer of David Ospina with the Italians paying the amount stipulated in his loan agreement despite trying to pay a lot less.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 03: David Ospina of Colombia celebrates saving England's second penalty from Jordan Henderson of England during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Serie A side able to sign Arsenal star for £3.1m before Saturday

Napoli could still activate their option-to-buy in David Ospina's contract, but they only have until Saturday to take it up, according to a report.
NAPLES, ITALY - AUGUST 25: David Ospina of SSC Napoli in action during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on August 25, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Arsenal €3.5m deal with Napoli gets farcical

David Ospina to Napoli could be off again with the Italians 'refusing to be held to ransom' in a transfer nobody really gives two stuffs about.
FLORENCE, ITALY - APRIL 29: Jordan Veretout of ACF Fiorentina reacts after misses a penalty during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and US Sassuolo at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 29, 2019 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Former Aston Villa midfielder to snub Arsenal for Napoli

Not long after it was reported that Arsenal had made an approach for Jordan Veretout it was claimed that he is on his way to Napoli.
NAPLES, ITALY - AUGUST 25: David Ospina of SSC Napoli in action during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on August 25, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Arsenal very close to agreement with Serie A club over first summer sale

David Ospina is set to stay with Napoli next season, with an agreement between the Serie A side and Arsenal 'very close', according to reports in Italy.
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: David Ospina of Napoli celebrates his sides second goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

€8m bargain! La Liga side ask Arsenal 30-year-old for guarantees

Real Sociedad want to sign David Ospina this summer and see his €8m price tag as a bit of a bargain.

30-year-old to return to Arsenal this summer

David Ospina will reportedly return to London and will not become a Napoli player despite his father, the player and the club telling us all season that he would do exactly that when the season ended.
NAPLES, ITALY - AUGUST 25: David Ospina of SSC Napoli in action during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on August 25, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Arsenal loan goalkeeper set for surprise return to the club

David Ospina is set to return to Arsenal until the Gunners sort out what they're doing with the goalkeeping position this summer, according to reports in Italy.
TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 29: David Ospina of SSC Napoli during the Srie A match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Allianz Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images )

Napoli to try paying 58% of what they originally agreed for Arsenal star

Napoli are planning to offer Arsenal around 58% of what they originally agreed to pay for David Ospina, despite a strong loan spell for the Colombian goalkeeper.
TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 29: David Ospina of SSC Napoli during the Srie A match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Allianz Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images )

Club seemingly bench Arsenal loanee to avoid being forced to buy him

Napoli have seemingly dropped David Ospina to the bench to avoid being forced to buy him, with the Arsenal loanee just one appearance away from activating a clause in his contract.
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: David Ospina of Napoli celebrates his sides second goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee just 2 games away from activating option to buy

David Ospina's father Hernan has confirmed that the Arsenal goalkeeper will complete his move to Napoli if he plays just two more games before the end of the season.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Podcast: Troy Deeney, Naples, Crystal Palace, the defence, VAR, the Women's title march, and...

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Sylvain laugh (briefly) at Troy Deeney, laud the performance in Naples, and lament...
NAPLES, ITALY - APRIL 18: Alexandre Lacazette hugs Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final Second Leg match between S.S.C. Napoli and Arsenal at Stadio San Paolo on April 18, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Ainsley Maitland-Niles explains why Alexandre Lacazette free-kick goal was no accident

Ainsley Maitland-Niles says he's was 'pretty certain' Alexandre Lacazette would score a free-kick sooner or later, as the striker practises them regularly.
NAPLES, ITALY - APRIL 18: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final Second Leg match between S.S.C. Napoli and Arsenal at Stadio San Paolo on April 18, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Lacazette impressive, Koscielny commanding, midfield star underrated: Player ratings vs Napoli

Arsenal overcame Napoli 1-0 in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final to reach the semis with an impressive 3-0 aggregate victory.
EMPOLI, ITALY - APRIL 03: Carlo Ancelotti manager of SSC Napoli reacts during the Serie A match between Empoli and SSC Napoli at Stadio Carlo Castellani on April 3, 2019 in Empoli, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Carlo Ancelotti discusses his strategy for Arsenal clash

Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that the Napoli squad are united ahead of their Europa League quarter-final second leg against Arsenal, and they plan to attack from the beginning.
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Denis Suárez of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith's Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Agent admits Napoli are interested in signing Arsenal flop

Denis Suarez's agent has admitted that the player is indeed injured and that Napoli are interested in signing him.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP / Getty Images)

Unai Emery to make 6 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Napoli

Arsenal will take a 2-0 lead to Italy to face Napoli in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday night.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal shoots and scores his teams second goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final First Leg match between Arsenal and S.S.C. Napoli at Emirates Stadium on April 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Unai Emery gives Lucas Torreira injury update for Napoli clash

Unai Emery thinks Lucas Torreira will be available to face Napoli on Thursday, despite coming off at half-time with a minor injury in Monday night's victory over Watford.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Podcast: A real test of Arsenal's cojones

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and former sports radio partner in crime Jonny Wright (@xymyorkrapper) talk about the first...
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Napoli tried to sign Arsenal star twice but couldn't afford his wages

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s former agent, Oscar Damiani, has revealed that his then-client was close to a move to Napoli twice but the Italians couldn’t afford his wages.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final First Leg match between Arsenal and S.S.C. Napoli at Emirates Stadium on April 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

He was simply unplayable: Arsenal player ratings as they destroy Napoli

Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners against Napoli in the Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday night but they should have scored a lot more and killed the tie in this first leg.

Arsenal v Napoli: Live blog

Live blog: UEFA Europa League, quater final first leg - Arsenal v Napoli, 8pm (UK), Emirates Stadium, London.
France's defender Bacary Sagna arrives at the French national football team training base in Clairefontaine near Paris, on March 20, 2017, as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifiers. Picture: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

Bacary Sagna: Arsenal are my favourite team, they will beat Napoli

Ahead of Arsenal's game against Napoli, former Gunner Bacary Sagna has been talking about the game as well as his affection for the club he left in 2014.
Real Madrid's Italian head coach Carlo Ancelotti (R) and Sevilla's coach Unai Emery (L) gesture during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Sevilla FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZO

Napoli to exploit this Arsenal weakness: Predicted lineups for both sides

Arsenal v Napoli is almost upon us so let's take a look at how the two sides could line up.