Date: 5th July 2017 at 9:00pm
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The agent of midfielder has denied that he has held talks with Arsenal over a move to the Premier League.

Speaking to Radio CRC (quotes via the Gazzetta Dello Sport), said that the Italian is happy to stay at the San Paolo stadium and improve on last season’s performances:

“Arsenal? No one has contacted me. is fine in Naples, it is obvious that some managers have taken an interest in him, but my client has only in the sights for this year, and his goal is to do better than last year.”

When the interviewer persisted on the links to Arsenal, Santos said that a move would only happen if a club bids a high enough amount that satisfies president Aurelio De Laurentiis. Unlike a lot of players on the continent, does not have a release clause in his contract, making a move far more complicated:

“The more time passes, the more difficult it is for the the player to move. There is no release clause in his contract. If there comes a club with so much money and De Laurentiis is interested in the figure offered, [he] will sell him.”

With questions persisting over Santi Cazorla’s future as his Achilles tendon injury continues to cause problems, a move for a midfield general who can dictate play will likely be a priority for manager Arsene this summer. The transfer for would be difficult to pull off though, going by his agent’s latest comments.