Report: Arsenal scouts travel to watch Napoli midfielder Jorginho

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Arsenal scouts have reportedly been watching Napoli star Jorginho in action.

According to The Sun, Arsenal have sent scouts to Italy in order to watch Napoli's highly-rated central midfielder Jorginho in action.

The 23-year-old joined Napoli in January 2014, having come up through the ranks with former club Verona from the age of 16 onwards, and is now one of the most highly-rated midfielders in Serie A.

The Brazilian-born midfielder has declared his international allegiance to Italy, and whilst he has been starring for Napoli, international recognition continues to evade Jorginho.

However, it seems that Arsenal have certainly been impressed with Jorginho's performances for Napoli, with reports now suggesting that the Gunners are weighing up a move for him.

The Sun report that Arsenal scouts travelled to Italy on Sunday in order to watch Jorginho during Napoli's 0-0 draw with Genoa, with manager Arsene Wenger seeking reinforcements.

Francis Coquelin has become Arsenal's leading defensive midfielder, but bringing in Jorginho as a younger alternative to players like Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini could be a smart move from Wenger.

With great passing range, Jorginho has the ability to play as a deep-lying playmaker, whilst he also has the energy to play as a box-to-box player - and at just 23, he certainly has room to improve under a top coach such as Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.

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