Arsenal have reportedly rejected an offer from Serie A side Napoli for their want-away goalkeeper David Ospina.
The Colombian goaltender has been pushed down the pecking order due to the acquisition of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen last month and he wants a move away from the Emirates Stadium so as to feature more prominently in the coming season.
Napoli are presently in search of new goalkeeper as Alex Meret, whom they recently captured, is out of action due to a broken arm which he suffered in training ground.
David Ospina didn’t spend much time on the pitch last season under Arsene Wenger, who preferred Petr Cech in his starting lineup even when the Czech international was obviously out of form.
Though the Gunners are ready to partway with the 29-year-old goalie this summer, they have rejected a loan offer which they received from Napoli.
According to Sky Sports Italia, Unai Emery wants to sell the glovesman on a permanent deal, therefore, they ignore Napoli’s move is not an option until they offer a permanent deal contract.
The media outlets further claim that Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has ordered his employers to make another move for the experienced goalkeeper so as to capture him before the close of the transfer market later today.
In the same report, the Serie A runner-up are also looking at the possibility of luring Guillermo Ochoa to the Napolitano Stadium, should they fail to get Ospina – their prime target.