The agent of Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has confirmed that the Swiss centre-back could leave the Emirates in January.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger no longer sees the 25-year-old as an important member of the squad, with the player failing to make a single Premier League appearance this season.
As a result, the talented stopper has been linked with a January exit, with his representative confirming that is a realistic option.
“Djourou is a professional, at Arsenal he’s playing a little but hopes to play more. In January we will learn if the Gunners want to keep him or loan him,” agent Flavio Ferraria told Radio Crc.
The Switzerland international was recently paired with Serie A high-flyers Napoli, but Ferraria denies any contact has taken place.
“Napoli have asked Djourou? No, for the moment, no. There is a minimum of negotiation and I have never been contacted by (sports director Riccardo) Bigon. In football everything is possible but so far there have been no contacts.”
Johan Djourou, who began his professional career at Arsenal, has made just one competitive appearance for the Gunners this season, but that didn’t stop him from starting all four 2014 World Cup qualifiers for Switzerland.
Since making his Premier League debut in January 2006, Djourou has featured in 87 league games for the Gunners, and scored just one goal in the process.