Julio Cesar’s agent reveals Napoli talks collapsed because they “didn’t want to pay his wages,” but Arsenal are “a concrete option.”
The QPR goalkeeper is looking for a new club after their relegation from the Premier League and had been extremely close to joining Napoli this week.
There have also been reports of interest from Fiorentina, Milan and Roma.
“In Italy recently I have only spoken to Napoli,” agent Josias Cardoso told Calciomercato.it.
“President Aurelio De Laurentiis wanted him, but didn’t want to pay Julio’s current wages. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and after a great Confederations Cup performance he showed his desire to come back to Italy by demanding nothing more.
“It would’ve been normal for someone in his position to ask for a pay rise, but he didn’t. Is there still hope of seeing him in Italy? If I don’t have official contact with a club, then I cannot have hope.
“I recently have not had contact with Milan or Roma. Arsenal remain a concrete option.”