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Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Napoli’s full-back, Kevin Malcuit, who only joined the Italian side in the summer.
If Arsenal are planning on bringing in a defender to replace Hector Bellerin who is out for up to nine months with an exploded ACL, then they could have picked an easier target than Kevin Malcuit.
It’s not that he’s anything super special – he only cost Napoli €11m in the summer – but that’s one of the biggest problems, he only moved in the summer.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is a proper pain in the ass to deal with when it comes to trying to buy or sell players and with his right-back under contract until 2022, there is no way he’s going to come up with the same sort of price tag than Napoli managed to pay Lille to land him just six months ago.
Napoli do, of course, want David Ospina but Arsenal have no real leverage there as the Colombian’s loan agreement seemingly has a €3.5m purchase option already built in.