Arsenal have been pegged back in their bid to sign former Madrid striker, Gonzalo Higuain. According to the Express, the Gunners have been told to up their bid if they want to stand a chance of signing the Napoli striker, who is in his second season in the Serie A club.
The Gunners have been told to come up with a bid of more than £43 million to stand a chance of luring the Argentine international to the Emirates this summer. Recall that Wenger was close to sealing a deal for the 27-year old two summers ago, only to lose out in the dying minute to Napoli. According to the report, the 27-year old former Madrid goal poacher has a £66 million release clause.
Arsenal are believed to be in the transfer market for a world-class striker, and Higuain fits perfectly into Wenger’s dream striker. However, the Daily Star reports that both Manchester United and Liverpool are also interested in the Argentine, who scored 18 goals in 37 Serie A appearances last season.
The Gunners may also have received a big boost as Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed that the player does not want to remain at the Serie Club beyond this season, according to the Express. However, the problem most clubs may have when it comes to signing the highly rated striker is paying his release clause.
After getting frustrated last season, with Olivier Giroud not being able to bury chances after chances, the Gunners are determined to add more firepower to an attacking line that bagged 71 goals in the same season.
If you believe various reports in the media, this deal as unlikely as it seems, will be completed by next week.