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Napoli also asked about 25-year-old Arsenal player in talks over signing Kiwior

Napoli have also registered an interest in signing one of Jakub Kiwior’s Arsenal teammates while discussing a potential January deal for the Gunners defender.

Jakub Kiwior may be one contender to bolster Arsenal’s January budget. The Poland international is yet to really get going at the Emirates, as shown by Mikel Arteta taking him off at half-time against Fulham on Sunday.
It was Takehiro Tomiyasu who replaced Kiwior at Craven Cottage. Unfortunately, Tomiyasu hardly fared any better, with Jamie Redknapp noting that he looked lost at times.

Napoli have asked about Takehiro Tomiyasu

Tomiyasu has been a fan favourite during his time at Arsenal. However, injuries have prevented him from being a stalwart of the Arsenal side. He has made just 21 league appearances in each of his first two seasons with the club.
Nevertheless, it appears that he is attracting attention with the window now open.

According to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport, Tomiyasu’s name came up in talks between Napoli and Arsenal over Kiwior. The Serie A champions are looking to sign another defender this month, and it seems that they would be interested in offering either a return to Italy.

However, Gazzetta Dello Sport adds that negotiations over Tomiyasu have slowed down due to the Asia Cup. The 25-year-old will surely be involved in the tournament in the coming weeks.
Arsenal are surely not going to let defender leave

Arsenal will also surely be incredibly reluctant to lose Tomiyasu this month. While they may need to bring some money in for their own targets, it makes little sense to sell the former Bologna man in January.

Tomiyasu can play across the backline, so he is particularly important while Jurrien Timber is sidelined. And actually, he has rarely let Arsenal down from a defensive standpoint.

Much may depend on the kind of bid Napoli are prepared to make for Tomiyasu – if they do decide to make an offer. But it is hard to imagine him being sold unless something extraordinary happens.

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