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Eduardo Vargas is not heading for Arsenal

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Arsenal have not made an offer for Chilean forward Eduardo Vargas despite reports in his native country last that he was set for a season-long loan switch to the Emirates.

Vargas is surplus to requirements at Napoli despite showing flashes of quality at the World Cup, but Sunderland rather than Arsenal are the only club to make a concrete offer to Napoli in the last 48 hours.

That is according to Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, who believes Queens Park Rangers are also far more likely to chase down a deal for the versatile frontman and at this stage any interest from Gunners has not been matched by a formal enquiry.

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Would Wenger want another forward?

Arsenal look fully stocked in advanced attacking areas and are thought to be targeting the much-needed addition of a central defender as their top transfer priority, but try telling that to Vargas.

The 24-year-old is reported to have told his family that he's on the verge of a switch to the Emirates and a link-up with his strike partner at international level Alexis Sanchez.

Vargas spent last term on loan at Valencia and is definitely available in a similar deal this summer, but at the moment its Arsenal's Premier League rivals Sunderland who look best placed to pick up a bargain buy before the transfer window slams shut.

What does Vargas offer?

Another exciting, vibrant South American forward would definitely be a welcome addition to the Premier League, but don't expect a flurry of goals from Vargas if he surprisingly end up at the Emirates this summer.

Vargas has failed to net in any of his 19 Serie A appearances for Napoli and as a result has been farmed out on loan twice in the last two seasons, which in fairness have been fairly productive.

Valencia decided not to pursue a permanent deal for the pacy, versatile strike option though, who primarily operates on the right flank but can operate anywhere across the front.

Sunderland are weighing up their option in attack after experiencing frustration in their efforts to sign Fabio Borini during the close season, so don't be surprised if Vargas' much-rumoured flight to London heads much further north than first expected during the early part of this week.

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