Gunners warned off Lorenzo Insigne bid

Lorenzo Insigne Napoli striker

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Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne will not be heading to Arsenal this summer and has every intention of staying in Naples, according to his agent.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to bolster his forward line during the summer and the 23-year-old Italy international is the latest player to be linked with a move.

Insigne caught the eye last season as he fired home eight goals to help Napoli to third place in Serie A, which secured Champions League football for the next campaign.

However, Napoli have no intention of cashing in on their star man and the player’s agent, Fabio Andreotti, says his client is happy where he is.

“Is Insigne’s future at Napoli? Yes, absolutely, not Arsenal,” Andreotti said. “I believe a player matures when he is 24 to 25 years old and this is not the right time to cash in on Insigne.

“We have been courted in recent years and we have received great offers this past year but Napoli does not want to deprive itself of Insigne.

“Lorenzo has proved to (Napoli coach Rafael) Benitez that he can do well.

“(Napoli president Aurelio) De Laurentiis has said that he wants Lorenzo’s value to increase to 70million (euro), hence…”

Wenger will now have to look elsewhere to sign the striker he needs for next season’s title push and Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic appears to be a top target.

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