Arsenal have been dealt a blow in the chase for Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, according to the Sky Sports website.
The 24-year-old was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium last summer and the Gunners are reportedly ready to renew their interest in January.
However, the player’s agent has told clubs to forget about signing the player.
“His contract expires in 2019 and Lorenzo Insigne has repeatedly said that he wants to stay at Napoli for life,” Antonio Ottaiano was quoted as saying.
“If all the prerequisites are in place for it to happen, the engagement will become a marriage. The club believes in Lorenzo, they consider him crucial to the future of Napoli.
“The big clubs saw Lorenzo as an exciting prospect at first, now they’re probably casting admiring glances at him.
“They’ll have to give up though, Lorenzo is a Napoli player until 2019, and not only is he happy, he wants to win in a blue shirt.”