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Napoli consider January move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere?

Napoli willing to pay £13.2m for Wilshere?
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Napoli are reportedly considering whether to make a £13.2m bid for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere in January.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has reportedly emerged as a potential target for Napoli in the January transfer window.

Wilshere has started in each of Arsenal's last two fixtures in the Premier League, but the 25-year-old still has just under six months remaining on his contract.

Manager Arsene Wenger has indicated that he wants Wilshere to prove his fitness before offering the playmaker a new deal but according to Calcioline, Napoli are ready to make their move at the start of 2018.

Should Wilshere reach January 1 without penning fresh terms, he will be able to speak to foreign clubs regarding a free transfer in the summer, but it has been suggested that Napoli would like to sign the England international midway through the campaign in order to boost their hopes of winning the Serie A title.

The report claims that Napoli would be prepared to pay in the region of £13.2m for the long-serving Gunner, who is keen to earn a place in Gareth Southgate's squad for the World Cup.

One potential stumbling block could be Wilshere being ineligible to represent Napoli in the Europa League, having already featured for Arsenal.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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