Arsenal are ready to out-bid Juventus for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain as they prepare to launch a £25.5million for the striker according to the Metro.
Higuain's future has been hot-topic in recent weeks after he announced he wanted to leave the Spanish side in order to experience a new challenge and just weeks after that announcement, he revealed a move to Arsenal would suit him.
Despite making comments about Arsenal, it was Italian champions Juventus that looked favourites to sign the Argentinian as they were set to offer more for the striker than what Arsenal were.
However, Arsenal are now prepared to offer £25.5million up-front in order to sign Higuain. A fee that is £6million more than what Juventus are prepared to pay.
Not only do Juve want to pay less than what Arsenal are considering, they also want to pay Madrid in five-sums rather than one-lump sum, something that Madrid are not interested in.
The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has made it clear that a new attacker is high on his wish-list and after refusing to spend big on Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic, his attentions turned to Gonzalo Higuain and it now looks like he could finally sign his man.
No deal will be finalised until Real Madrid hire a new manager after their ex-manager Jose Mourinho left the club in order to rejoin Chelsea.
It is widely reported that Carlo Ancelotti will be the man that replaces Mourinho and the club want the Italian manager to have the final say on Higuain's future.
With three years left on his contract, Real Madrid want a hefty fee for Gonzalo Higuain and their president Florentino Perez has already issued a price to both Arsenal and Juventus.
"With £25.5m it’s better that they don’t come," he said.
"Let’s see if people ask us for £50m for everyone and we sell one of ours for half that."
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