Eduardo Vargas
Napoli striker Eduardo Vargas' agent has denied that his client is in talks regarding a summer move to the Emirates StadiumGetty

Napoli striker Eduardo Vargas' agent Cristian Olgade has dismissed reports suggesting that his client is in talks with Arsenal over a summer move to the Emirates Stadium.

According to Italian publication Sports Mediaset, the Gunners were set to begin talks with the Napoli striker, who is the top scorer at the ongoing Copa America tournament, where Chile are preparing to take on Argentina in the finals.

The report claims that the former Universidad de Chile forward will be available on a permanent transfer for a fee of around £11m ($17.1m), as translated by talkSPORT.

Vargas is not an unfamiliar name to the Premier League, after he spent the 2014/15 campaign on-loan with Queens Park Rangers. The Chilean international had a difficult spell in England managing just three goals in 21 appearances for the club in the league.

The 25-year-old striker joined Napoli in 2012, but has failed to complete a full season with the Serie A club since his arrival. He has been loaned out on three different occasions making him surplus to requirements at the club.

Vargas' agent has made it clear that his client desires regular playing time, but will decide his next course of action only after talks with his parent club regarding their plans for the striker in the upcoming campaign.

"Arsenal? I do not have any information about that. I know just that every year during the same period, all the world asks about Vargas," Cristian Ogalde told Napoli radio station Kiss Kiss.

"He scored many goals with the national team, is the top scorer of the Copa America, I imagine that many clubs will soon be interested in acquiring its sports performance [sic]."

"Vargas is a Napoli player and he wants to play. He wants to be happy and to be given the space that his level of performance deserves," the Chilean forward's agent added.

"That said, it's too early to say where he'll play next season. Everything depends on the conversation we'll have with Napoli. We have always respected the will of the Neapolitan club."