Report: Arsenal Eyes Move for Napoli Midfielder Jorginho

Arsenal are lining up a move for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, as the Gunners seek to add reinforcements to their midfield.
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Arsenal are lining up a move for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, as the Gunners seek to add reinforcements to their midfield.

According to Tuttomercato, the North Londoners are monitoring the Partenopei's Brazilian-born central midfielder, with Napoli top of Serie A after 11 games.

Reports in Italy claim Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal recruitment team could look to bring the 25-year-old to the Emirates this January, but a swoop next summer is more likely.

Since making the switch from Hellas Verona in 2014, the two-cap Italian international has become a regular fixture for Napoli, making 104 appearances, with current boss Maurizio Sarri seeing the midfielder as vital cog alongside Slovakian Marek Hamsik in the Napoli engine room.

Jorginho has an another three years on his existing deal, which ends in the summer of 2020,  but with a switch to play for his native Brazil being mooted ahead of the World Cup, the midfielder's price tag could be set to soar.


Arsenal have been criticised in recent weeks for their midfield still lacking bite and a defensive presence, to which Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka has taken the brunt of fan discord.

With the future of Santi Cazorla still shrouded in doubt as the Spaniard continues on his recovery from an achilles injury, a move for the versatile Brazilian could be a shrewd move for Wenger, who is set to lose the services of Alexis Sanchez and playmaker Mesut Ozil in less than year's time.

Any future move however, is likely to test to the will of the club's hierarchy to spend big for an undoubted talent such as Jorginho.