Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 7/8/13
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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has dismissed speculation Gonzalo Higuain is about to join Arsenal by revealing the Premier League club are yet to make an offer. Higuain, who told the media on the final day of the Primera Division season that he was going to leave Madrid in the summer, was reported to be on the verge of a £23millon move to Emirates Stadium. However, during an interview with Univision, Perez said: "We don't want Higuain to leave. What's more, no-one from Arsenal has come to us and made us any offers at all for him. There are no offers on the table." Madrid have made two signings so far this summer, bringing defender Dani Carvajal and midfielder Isco to the Bernabeu from Bayer Leverkusen and Malaga respectively, but Perez remained tight-lipped on future transfers. However, it has been reported Madrid will sign Spain Under-21 midfielder Asier Illaramendi from Real Sociedad in the coming days. And although Perez did not confirm a move for the 23-year-old, he...
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