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Arsenal target set to be given £30m release clause

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Arsenal target Juan Camilo Zuniga's proposed new contract with Serie A title-hopefuls Napoli is set to include a £30 million release clause, according to talkSPORT.

27-year-old Zuniga, who joined Napoli from fellow Italian outfit Siena in July 2009, has impressed at the Stadio San Paolo and his excellent form saw him the subject of persistent speculation during this summer's eventful transfer window.

Premier League leaders Arsenal, who beat Michael Laudrup's Swansea 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday despite missing a number of influential players through injury, were strongly linked with a switch for the Colombian international but were unable to complete any deal.

Evidently keen to secure the future of one of their most-prized assets, Napoli, who are now under the management of former Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez, have been in contract talks with Zuniga and he is widely anticipated to sign on the dotted line very soon.

And, according to talkSPORT, that new deal is set to include a release clause of an eye-watering £30 million - a fee that, even considering the apparently vast financial reserves available to long-serving Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger, is sure to end any talk of a January bid for Zuniga.

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