Arsenal Face Fresh Blow As Italians Eye £26m Higuain Deal

By on July 16, 2013

According to reports today, Arsenal are facing fresh competition for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain with cash-rich Italian outfit Napoli the latest club to express their interest.

Last night we brought you news that Chelsea had contacted Madrid to enquire over the Argentinean hitman and now it seems we’ll have to fight off interest from Napoli as well.

The Serie A outfit are on the look-out for a new striker to replace PSG-bound Edinson Cavani and according to the Express newspaper, they are willing to use £26m of the £55m they received from the French club to land Higuain from under our noses.

That figure is closer to Madrid’s valuation of the player and trumps the £23m we’ve supposedly offered so far, and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is understood to be willing to pay the 25-year-old wages of £70,000-a-week to make the switch to Italy.

We were close to securing a deal for Higuain last week after the striker was given permission to agree personal terms with Arsenal. However, with the move on the verge of being completed, the deal stalled after Madrid decided to demand a higher transfer fee and Arsene Wenger opted to switch his attention to Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.

It remains to be seen whether Napoli’s reported interest will push us into renewing negotiations with Madrid, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we continue with our pursuit of Suarez as the Spaniard’s dirty tactics are likely to have riled Wenger.

Personally, I hope we do go back in for Higuain as I fear Liverpool aren’t going to sanction the sale of Suarez to us, and I’d be gutted to see us miss out on both strikers. Hopefully we can get one of the deals done thought as either Higuain or Suarez would make a real impact on the first team next season.

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  1. jordan gooner

    July 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    That obviously will not happen Arsenal have offered Higuain 150 thousand pound a week. I am sure he does not like Italy that much to take a 50% salary cut !!

  2. Wenger out

    July 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    lol Higuain and Suarez will not be going to Arsenal you will end up with another Bendtner lol

  3. Raj

    July 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Madrid want £34 million from us, and they will sell for Euro 26 million to Napoli. Lies all Lies, Get Benteke instead. Young, Proven in Premiership, Wil be better this season.

  4. defat

    July 16, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    £35M is too much for Higuian,instead wenger should put the money on suarez..

  5. Nizam

    July 17, 2013 at 1:20 am

    GG has advised Wenger. Whether the fm would listen is another question. His problem is he has been playing 2nd/3rd class gk to compete with the top teams which have proven and international gks of the highest quality.
    Allied to this is his penchant for attacking soccer 90% of the time. No wonder the gunners have problems in defence. These problems have been repeated time and again.
    With due respect if he can’t get the gunners challenging he shd be off. No wasting of time. Arsenal shd get a proven winner and there aremany of them who will be only too happy to get athird f the the FM’s salary.

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