Club confirms deal talks from Gunners

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Udinese president Franco Soldati has revealed that an offer for Duvan Zapata has been received from Arsenal. 

The striker, who managed to score only eight goals in 25 league appearances this season, has reportedly attracted the interest of Arsenal as they pursue an upgrade on Olivier Giroud.

With Danny Welbeck out until February next year while Theo Walcott struggles to find form, Arsene Wenger has admitted a new goalscorer is one of his priorities this summer.

And according to Udinese’s president, Zapata, a player owned by Napoli, is officially on the Gunners’ radar.

“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.”

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