Arsenal Transfer Round Up: Higuain close to Gunners move claims agent - originally posted on Soccerlens.comArsenal are on the verge of making their first big signing of the season after Gonzalo Higuain’s brother has confirmed that the Real Madrid striker is close to joining the North London club in the summer.
The 25-year-old had expressed his desire to leave the club after serving the Los Blancos for seven long years, and was targeted by both Arsenal and Juventus.
The Turin giants refused to match Madrid’s valuation of £25 million for the player and instead switched their attention to Higuain’s international team mate Carlos Tevez.
Nicolas Higuain, the striker’s brother and agent told Italian website www.tuttomercatoweb.com:
“If Tevez joins Juve, is Higuain closer to Arsenal? I think so.
“Juventus is a great club, but Gonzalo is too expensive for them. Napoli are a strong team. Having said that, I cannot deny that Gonzalo is now close to Arsenal.”
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