Move to Napoli has fallen through, leaving Arsenal as the Brazilian’s most likely destination.
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Arsenal are in pole position to land QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar after the Brazilians move to Napoli fell through, the Daily Star reports.
Reports had suggested that Napoli were in line to snap up the goalkeeper, who was part of Brazil’s victorious Confederations Cup squad.
However, the move broke down due to the players wage demands, which means Arsenal now have an opportunity to sign the player before another club registers their interest.
The players agent, Josias Cardoso confirms that the player could be playing in the Premier League again next season.
He said: “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”.
“I recently have not had contact with Milan or Roma. Arsenal remain a concrete option.”
QPR manager Harry Redknapp recently revealed that the goalkeeper won’t be allowed to leave the club on loan this summer as the Hoops want to trim their wage bill.
Reports suggest that Arsenal do want to sign Cesar but they want the goalkeeper to lower his wage demands before a deal can be completed.