Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is edging closer towards completing a switch to Napoli.

According to Sky Italia, the north London club were only planning to sanction the sale of the Colombian international.

However, the Serie A side were unwilling to meet the demands of the Gunners as he is a non-EU player and thus will take the 29-year-old on a loan deal with an option to sign him on a permanent basis.

The former Nice man also had ‘various offers’ from Turkey and were ready to secure his services by landing him on a permanent transfer, which was ‘more appreciated’ by Arsenal. However, the South American has turned down the opportunity and has decided to join the Italian club.

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Ospina is expected to arrive in Rome today to undergo his medical tests and then sign a contract with Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

Unai Emery signed Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer transfer window and the German custodian’s arrival at the Emirates has seen Ospina drop further down the pecking order, behind Petr Cech.

Thus, a move away from the Premier League club will be the best solution for both Ospina and Arsenal.