Zapata has 'many offers including from Arsenal'

The Colombia international has attracted interest from Arsene Wenger’s side although his club insist he is happy and hope he will opt to stay for the second year of his loan


Arsenal have made an offer for Udinese striker Duvan Zapata, according to club president Franco Soldati.

The 25-year-old is midway through a two-year loan from Napoli and scored eight goals in 25 Serie A appearances during an injury-hit season.

The Gunners are believed to be interested in strengthening their attack, following Danny Welbeck’s injury, and Udinese claim Arsene Wenger’s side have shown an interest in their striker.


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“There is a clause that allows Napoli to recall him early from the two-year loan,” Soldati told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“He is very happy in Udine, his agent said that too and I hope he can remain with our jersey.

“He also received many offers from abroad, including from Arsenal. However, first we want coach Beppe Iachini to get to know the team so they can make shared decisions.”