QPR stopper Julio Cesar could be set for a move to Arsenal.
A move to Arsenal remains a ‘concrete option’ for Julio Cesar, according to the agent of the Brazil international.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for the QPR goalkeeper, who is keen to leave Loftus Road after just one season with the club.
The relegated Hoops are also desperate to get the 33-year-old Brazilian off their wage bill but his reported £90,000-a-week salary has proved a stumbling block to any proposed transfer so far this summer.
Serie A outfit Napoli had looked set to sign the former Inter Milan stopper but the Italians are closing in on Liverpool’s Pepe Reina, who had a medical in Naples on Wednesday ahead of a season-long loan switch.
And Cesar’s agent Josias Cardoso has now revealed Arsenal are a realistic option for the Brazil number one.
“Arsenal remain a concrete option,” Josias told The Independent, before revealing Cesar’s wages deterred Napoli.
“In Italy recently I have only spoken to Napoli. President Aurelio De Laurentiis wanted him but didn’t want to pay Julio’s current wages. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and after a great Confederations Cup performance he showed his desire to come back to Italy by demanding nothing more.
“It would’ve been normal for someone in his position to ask for a pay rise but he didn’t. Is there still hope of seeing him in Italy? If I don’t have official contact with a club, then I cannot have hope.”