Report: Udinese midfielder Gokhan Inler rejects Watford loan deal, wants Italian stay

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The Swiss international, once heavily linked with Arsenal, is not keen on a move to England.

Watford’s hopes of signing Swiss international midfielder Gokhan Inler appear to have been dashed, according to reports in Italy.

Tutto Mercato Web are relaying information that the Swiss midfielder is not keen on a move to England, instead he wants to stay in Italy, with Fiorentina keen.

Tutto Mercato Web report that Napoli are on the brink of signing Udinese star Allan. The price for the deal will be 10 million euros and two players in exchange. The two players were supposed to be Swiss international midfielder Gokhan Inler and Uruguayan defender Miguel Britos. The pair were then set to be sent to Watford.

However, it seems Britos may still head to Hertfordshire, but Inler will be sent elsewhere.

Inler would have been a massive coup. The Swiss is a talented operator who, back in 2008 was linked with Arsenal by The Telegraph and again almost joined Arsenal in 2013, as reported by The Independent.

Inler previously played for Udinese from 2007-2011 but is far from his Arsenal coveted best. He played just 11 times in the 2014-15 season for Napoli and Udinese are happy to let him go.

But it seems Watford will not be getting their hands on him.

However The Hornets may not be too fussed. According to Sky Sports they are closing in on two other central midfield options, with Benjamin Stambouli and Etienne Capoue set to switch from Tottenham Hotspur.

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