Napoli are in for Thomas Vermaelen, says the player’s agent, but they are not the only team interested and have to wait until after the World Cup.
The Belgium international centre-back has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal and is increasingly linked with a move away in the summer.
According to his agent, rumours of interest from Serie A and from Rafa Benitez’s side do hold an element of truth, even if they must be tempered with patience.
“Yes Napoli have been on the player and have stepped forward, but just as the Neapolitans have, other clubs have shown their interest and not just Italian clubs,” agent Alex Kroes has warned to calciomercato.com today.
“You cannot say, though, that the player is close to a transfer to Napoli.
“I repeat - wait until after the World Cup, where Vermaelen is going to do his best, then we will face any kind of discourse for his future.”