Arsenal have given Napoli until the end of this week to decide whether they want to sign David Ospina on a permanent basis.
The 30-year-old spent last season on loan at Napoli and fell just one game short of the 25 needed for the Serie Club to sign him on a permanent deal.
The Daily Mail (via The Sun) now claim that the Gunners will give Napoli until Saturday to exercise Ospina’s £3.1million purchase clause. The report foes on to say that although the Naples club are keen to sign Ospina, they are only willing to pay £2million for his services with only a year left on his deal at the Emirates.
Arsenal are unwilling to lower Ospina’s valuation as they believe there are clubs in Spain and France who would meet their asking price for the Colombian shot-stopper.
With Petr Cech now retired, even if Ospina was to return to Arsenal he would almost certainly be the back-up option to Bernd Leno.