Inter Milan monitoring out-of-favour Arsenal striker - report

Arsenal star Joel Campbell is a reported target for Inter Milan.

Italian outfit Inter Milan are reportedly interested in acquiring Arsenal striker Joel Campbell during the January transfer window.

The striker caught the attentions of a number of clubs around Europe during the summer due to his excellent campaign on loan at Olympiakos last season and fine form at the World Cup for Costa Rica in Brazil.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, however, has stated on numerous occasions that the striker has a role to play at the Emirates this season and warned off any potential bids.

And yet, following the arrival of Danny Welbeck and the form of Alexis Sanchez through the middle, first-team opportunities have become scarce for the young striker.

Campbell, 22, has featured for just 55 minutes in all competitions this season and his talent is being wasted watching on from the side-lines.

In a report published by Sky Sports Italia, it is claimed Serie A outfit Inter Milan are interested in rescuing him from his Emirates situation and could look to tie up a deal in the January transfer window.

“The nerazzurri are interested in Arsenal attacker Joel Campbell. The player’s entourage confirmed the interest but the fact he doesn’t have EU status could make the deal more complicated. At the moment Campbell is just an idea for Inter, but the interest could become more concrete in January.” The report states.

Campbell scored 11 goals in 43 games for Greek side Olympiakos last season, including a fantastic long-range effort against Manchester United in the Champions League.

Despite his young age, he has already represented his country on 38 occasions and was a major figure during Costa Rica’s impressive run to the quarter-final stage in Brazil.

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