A week ago, we relayed news from Italy that Arsenal are joined by Napoli, Atalanta and AC Milan in the chase for Anderlecht’s Albert Sambi Lokonga.
The midfielder’s preference is to join the Gunners and he’s reportedly agreed personal terms with the north London club.
It’s now between Mikel Arteta’s side and Anderlecht to find an agreement for the deal to take shape. In Belgium, there’s growing belief the breakthrough ‘does not appear to be far’.
However, there’s disappointment in Italy, where Napoli were interested in Vincent Kompany’s man.
That’s according to Il Mattino, who accuse the Premier League side of making ‘mockery’, likely of Napoli, as they keep taking the club’s targets.
As well as Lokonga, the Serie A side wanted Nuno Tavares as well.
It’s not just happened with these two players and the outlet points out past instances, when the likes of Lucas Torreira and Nicolas Pépé snubbed Napoli’s interest to join the English club.
Il Mattino are clearly stinging, and state: ‘The eyes of Napoli and the hands of Arsenal. Once again.’
The Gunners obviously aren’t just going for Napoli’s targets, so it’s just a case of bad luck for the Italians.