Arsenal have made bid for Udinese striker, confirms club president

Arsenal have made a bid to sign Udinese striker Duvan Zapata this summer, says club president

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Arsenal have made an official transfer offer to sign Udinese striker Duvan Zapata, the Italian club’s president has confirmed.

The north London side are expected to be one of the busiest Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season.

Arsenal have already confirmed the signing of Granit Xhaka as Wenger moved quickly to bolster his midfield options.

The Gunners are also thought to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements, and the Udinese president has claimed that the north London side have already tabled a bid for his client this summer.

The Colombia striker is midway through a two-year loan from Napoli at Udinese.

And Franco Soldati, Udinese’s president, has confirmed that Arsenal are among the clubs interested in the forward but insists the striker is happy at The Emirates.

Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss, Soldati said: “There is a clause that allows Napoli to recall him early from the two-year loan.

“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.”

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