Monday February 17 2014
Vermaelen agent denies Napoli rumours

Thomas Vermaelen’s agent has denied reports that Napoli are in pole position to sign the Arsenal man.

Stories emerged over the weekend that the Belgian centre-back was in talks with the Partenopei about a switch at the end of the season.

But the defender’s representative has insisted that his client is happy in north London.

“Are the stories true? What you’ve read in the newspapers and on the internet is unfounded,” Alex Kroes told UltimeCalcioNapoli.

“Thinks that have been reported are not true, and I say this with full knowledge of the facts.

“Some outlets are beginning to speculate, but that’s all it is – speculation.

“Now is not the time to talk.”

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