Found July 22, 2013 on Soccerlens:
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Arsenal Transfer Round Up: Gunners set to beaten to the signing of Gonzalo Higuain - originally posted on Soccerlens.comGonzalo Higuain is back again at the centre of a transfer battle and it seems like there is still no solution as to where the Argentine will ply his trade next season. Arsenal, despite genuinely interested in him are unwilling to meet the asking price of Real Madrid that has soared high from £24 million to near about £40 million mark. Meanwhile, Serie A outfit Napoli have emerged as a strong candidate to sign the Argentine international and if the reports from Spain are to be believed, the deal has already been agreed between both the clubs. The Naples club have no shortage of funds, having sold Edinson Cavani to PSG in the summer, and manager Rafael Benitez didn’t waste any time to lodge a formal offer for the 25-year-old. It was understood that Napoli are willing to pay up to €35 million plus add-ons, while would pay £5 million per year wages, equaling the pac...
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