Johan Djourou's agent has given an update on the defender's future with Arsenal, claiming that he would relish a move to Napoli as his current contract with the Gunners winds down.
Djourou has struggled for game time this season under Arsene Wenger, and with his contract ending in the 2014 summer, next year he will likely be sold or have to sign a new deal as he and the club consider his future.
And though the 25 year old has been connected with a move to Napoli, his agent says it is just speculation at this stage, though he would love to move to the Italian outfit and increase his playing time that has been so lacking at Arsenal.
"Johan could be the ideal player for Napoli, but I have never had any contact with them," Flavio Ferraria told Sky Sports. "If Napoli want him, they know where to turn. They must first speak with Arsenal.
"Djourou is closely bound with Arsenal. He has a contract until 2014 and before considering any proposals, it is clear that he should think very well.
"To leave Arsenal, he should find a team as prestigious. Napoli has grown a lot in recent years and we have to not forget that there are many Swiss players that would help him to fit into the group".
Napoli are currently embroiled in controversy over match-fixing, with the club deducted two points on Tuesday as a result of Matteo Gianoello attempting to fix a match between his side and Sampdoria in 2010.
As a result, current players Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava were given six month bans for not reporting the crime, and Napoli are now in serious need of defensive back up as the Serie A side look to challenge for a Champions League spot.
Djourou's agent has talked in the past about the Arsenal man leaving for greener pastures next year, with Ferraria saying in October: "Djourou is a professional, at Arsenal he's playing a little but hopes to play more. In January we will learn if the Gunners want to keep him or loan him."