The President of Palermo has revealed that he is London for talks with Arsenal over the transfer of Joel Campbell.

However, Maurizio Zamparini insists that the Gunners are refusing to cooperate with them in negotiating a deal which would see the 23-year-old move to Serie A.

The Italian club saw a bid for Campbell rejected earlier this summer as Arsenal demanded a £7.1m fee for the Costa Rica international. 

Reports over the past week had suggested that Palermo were close to making an agreement with Arsenal for the transfer of the youngster.

Arsene Wenger remains unlikely to keep Campbell in his squad, but it now appears that the youngster will only be sold to the highest bidder.

“I’m here in London to try a final drive for the player, but Arsenal aren’t moving from their initial positions,” Zamparini said.

Campbell was sent out on loan to Villarreal in January despite signing a new contract with Arsenal

According to Palermo’s President, who complained earlier this summer that Arsenal are a “difficult” club to deal with, Campbell will be tough to sign despite being listed for sale.

“Campbell is unattainable as of now. If some margins open up for a negotiation then all for the better, otherwise we can’t do anything.

“Our market campaign is aimed towards reinforcing our roster, but we don’t want to overcrowd our attack because we’ll end up with seven players for two spots.”

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