Arsenal interested in Jose Callejon

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Arsenal are interested in signing Napoli forward Jose Callejon after he was offered to the north London club for just £15.9million from a third-party agent, reports the Metro.

The Spaniard was wanted by several clubs during the summer, including the Gunners and Chelsea, but all offers or enquiries which were made, were soon rejected by Napoli boss, Rafael Benitez, who is keen on keeping the 27-year-old at the club.

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Competition for Places

Since moving from Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2013, Callejon has made 43 appearances for the Serie A outfit, scoring 19 goals as well, but with Gonzalo Higuain the main-man in the central role, Callejon's happiness at the club has been effected.

Both Higuain and Callejon secured switches to Madrid in the same summer, but since then, it has been the Argentine who has been picked for the strikers role, which is something Callejon wants and could be the reason behind him wanting out of the club.

During the summer, the Spanish international didn't have a motive to leave Naples and was keen to stick around, but since nothing has changed in his role at the club, he is now ready to quit and may seek a January exit.

Third-Party Agent

According to reports, a third-party agent is already offering Callejon around to different clubs, including Arsenal, as they look to force through the move, and with the player keen on leaving, Napoli could sell-up as well for just shy of £16m.

The Spaniard cost the Italian outfit just under £8m back in 2013, but they believe his price-tag deserves to be doubled after his time in Serie A.

Arsenal Plans

As for Arsenal, despite signing Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, it's still believed that Arsene Wenger is in the market for more firepower up front, and with both Callejon and Edinson Cavani linked, moves in January could be on the cards.

The Gunners held their Annual General Meeting yesterday and the manager confirmed that money will be spent in January due to the club being a couple players short.

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