Monday, 16th June, 2014

The brother of Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has brushed off talk of interest from English giants Arsenal and claimed the Italy international wants to stay put.

Arsenal have been linked with preparing a €20m swoop to snap up Insigne this summer as they look to bolster their forward options.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has mocked the suggestion, claiming Insigne is worth at least €60m. And the player's brother, Antonio Insigne, is sure the forward will not push to leave Naples.

"Arsenal? My brother feels good and wants to stay at Napoli", Antonio told Sportitalia.


Pressed on whether that means Lorenzo will remain at Napoli despite Arsenal's interest, Antonio replied: "I think so. Lorenzo feels good in Naples.


"Obviously it's not for me to say certain things, but what I can say is that he is comfortable at Napoli and we want to stay.

"And later if there is Arsenal or any other club, I cannot say.

"The only thing I can say is that he is good at Napoli and wants to stay there."

Lorenzo bagged a brace in the Coppa Italia final this season, as Napoli put Fiorentina to the sword. He is currently in Italy with the country's World Cup squad.

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