Italian publication Il Mattino claims David Ospina will make a permanent move to Napoli when his loan deal ends this month.
Arsenal had negotiated an obligatory purchase clause in the event of the Colombian making 25 appearances for the Serie A last season.
In the end, he was fielded 24 times – leading to speculation that he wasn’t wanted at the San Paolo – but it appears Carlo Ancelotti has been impressed enough to consider as continued back up to Alex Meret.
The two clubs are now trying to thrash out a deal for the 30-year-old that may or may not match the previously mooted €3.5 million.
Ospina still has a year on his contract at the Emirates so even if this falls through, there’s a chance we could still get cash for him elsewhere. It’s usually about this time of year that he’s linked with a gazillion Turkish clubs.