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Arsenal 'a concrete option' for César, says agent

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By Chris Donald

Júlio César’s agent has revealed that talks with Napoli collapsed because they didn’t want to pay the goalkeeper’s wages, but Arsenal are now “a concrete option.”

The QPR ‘keeper is looking for a new club following their relegation from the Premier League and had reportedly been close to joining Napoli this week.

There have also been reports of interest from other Italian teams for the 33-year-old with Fiorentina, Milan and Roma reportedly looking at the stopper, reports Football Italia.

His agent, Josias Cardoso told Calciomercato.it: "In Italy recently I have only spoken to Napoli.

"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."

 

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