Arsenal's Lukas Podolski being targeted by Napoli?

Lukas Podolski of Arsenal celebrates as he scores their second goal with a header during the FA Cup with Budweiser Fourth round match between Arsenal and Coventry City at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2014
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Napoli prepare a bid for Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski, according to reports in Italy.

Napoli have joined the race to secure the signature of Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski, reports suggest.

The 29-year-old Germany international has been linked with a move to Juventus over the last few days, and has not been included in Arsenal's squad for their visit to Everton this weekend.

According to Il Mattino, Napoli are prepared to hijack any Juventus move for the forward, though any deal would require the player to take a wage cut.

Podolski has scored 28 goals in his 69 games for the Gunners.

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