Soldati: Arsenal in for Zapata

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Udinese president Franco Soldati has confirmed that several clubs are chasing Duvan Zapata, and that Napoli can recall the on-loan striker if they choose.

The 25-year old has seen out the first of his two-year loan spell at Stadio Friuli and, according to Soldati, has caught the eye of a number of clubs, including Premier League runners-up Arsenal.

The Udinese man also claims that The Gunners have gone as far as tabling an offer.

The Colombian, who suffered a ruptured thigh muscle that sidelined him for just under four months this past season, played 26 matches, scoring eight goals and providing three assists.

"There is a clause that allows Napoli to recall him early from the two-year loan," Soldati told Radio Kiss Kiss. "He is very happy in Udine, his agent said that too and I hope he can remain with our jersey.

"He also received many offers from abroad, including from Arsenal. However, first we want coach Beppe Iachini to get to know the team so they can make shared decisions," he said, referring to the new Zebrette boss appointed on 19 May.

Udinese struggled to find the back of the net in a season that saw them narrowly escape the drop and would be desperate to hold onto a player who should play a big role in next year's campaign to improve on this performance.

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