Napoli midfielder Jorginho would consider a move to Arsenal if the Gunners make an offer in January, according to the player's agent. Jorginho, 23, joined Napoli in January 2014 but has only recently started to impress under new coach Maurizio Sarri.
According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, the Gunners are considering a January bid for the midfielder, with suggestions the Premier League outfit deployed scouts to watch over the player during Napoli's goalless draw with Genoa.
The Brazilian's agent, Joao Santos, was unable to confirm whether scouts from north London were in attendance over the weekend but said he and the player will listen to offers in the New Year should they come in.
"I don't know if the Arsenal scouts were in Genoa for Jorginho," Joao Santos told Radio Crc, Goal report. "I'm not surprised that the player is doing very well – especially in light of the change of coach – and that top clubs are interested in him.
"One of the head scouts of Arsenal is well-known, and so I know he was at [Stadio Luigi Ferraris] for the Napoli match. Right now we're more thinking about Jorginho at Napoli than the transfer market. I'm in Brazil, and when I'm back we can discuss my client's contract. The priority is getting a call-up for the national team, then there's the January transfer market. If Napoli receive an irrefutable offer for Jorginho in January then it's normal that we'd make our assessments."
Arsenal have been beset by injury problems in recent weeks, losing midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The club are also reportedly preparing to offload Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini at the end of the season when their contracts expire. According to the London Evening Standard, the trio will not be offered new deals with the club ready to look for younger alternatives to fill out their squad.