Report: Palermo president heads to London seeking a deal for Arsenal's Joel Campbell

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Arsenal’s Joel Campbell remains a transfer target for Palermo.

According to Sky Sports Italia, Palermo haven’t given up on signing Arsenal striker Joel Campbell and president Maurizio Zamparini plans to travel London imminently in order to reach an agreement.

The Costa Rica international has failed to establish himself with the Gunners, spending the past four seasons out loan with a number of different European sides.

Boss Arsene Wenger has an array of attacking talent in North London, and with no way of breaking through, questions have been asked regarding Campbell's future at the club.

So far, talks between Palermo and Arsenal have stuttered with the Serie A side’s representative telling Italian editorial TMW how the Londoners are a tough nut to crack on the negotiations front.

However, Palermo don’t intend on giving up just yet and fresh reports state their president Zamparini is to fly to the English capital in order to seek an agreement over a deal.

Time to move on:

Campbell was one of the stars at last summer’s World Cup in Brazil, starring in a centre-forward role for Costa Rica and helping the CONCACAF outfit reach the quarter-finals.

However, during his limited options at the Emirates, he has often been played out of position on the wing and during a loan spell at Villarreal, he was once again deployed in a wide right role.

It’s clear his best position is at centre-forward but with little chance of overtaking Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott or Danny Welbeck in the pecking order, his best option is to seek a permanent move elsewhere.

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