Arsenal sent out David Ospina on a season-long loan deal to Napoli last summer and a clause in the contract forces the Italian outfit to make the deal permanent, if the goalkeeper makes 25 or more appearances this campaign.

However, manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted the Colombia international will still be at the Serie A side next season, irrespective of whether he achieves the aforementioned number of appearances.

The custodian’s father also revealed that his son wants to continue in Naples.

According to Calciomercato, Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli and the north London club have had contact in recent days.

The idea of the Italian club is to buy Ospina outright as his signing is no longer linked to the clauses in the deal.

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With the South American keeper’s sale, the Premier League side will raise €4m and the player himself has given ‘OK’ for the transfer.

It’s claimed Napoli have already made the decision to redeem Ospina and the ‘agreement is approaching’ for the deal to take shape.