Lorenzo Insigne set to sign Napoli deal

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Lorenzo Insigne is closing in on a new deal with Italian outfit Napoli, amid interest from Premier League duo Arsenal and Tottenham. 

This has been reported by the Daily Star, who have suggested that the Serie A side are currently putting together a deal for the Italian forward, and are hoping to complete it when club president Aurelio De Laurentiis returns from America. 

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This news will certainly come as a blow to north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, who have both been linked with the Napoli ace for some time. In fact, it was suggested that the Gunners were plotting a £17 million deal for the ace who was previously unsettled. 

It seems, though, that the forward - who scored on eight occasions in 35 appearances for Rafa Benitez's side last term - will now stay in Italy's elite division for the foreseeable future. 

In fact, it appears that the 23-year-old is ready to commit his future to the club for the long term, with the same report suggesting that the new deal will keep him at the club until 2019. It's certainly unlikely that either of Arsenal or Tottenham will bring him to the Premier League anytime soon. 

Forward options 

Both Arsenal and Tottenham, then, will have to make-do with the current forward options at their disposal. Arsene Wenger's side - who purchased the likes of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez in the summer transfer window - already have an array of talent in their attacking line, with the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud plying their trade at the club.

Tottenham, meanwhile, also have a number of attacking players at their club, with the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela playing under Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane. 

Both sides will be hoping for improvement after the international break, with the Gunners currently in eighth place in the Premier League, whilst Tottenham sit two places above them in sixth position. 

Arsenal and Tottenham fans: Did you even want Insigne anyway? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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