Arsenal are confident that they can wrap up a deal which would see Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain join the club as soon as next week according to the Daily Mail.

The Premier League side have shown interest in the Argentinian striker for several seasons now and it finally looks like they will be getting their man.

It was announced a month ago that the striker wanted to leave Real Madrid and there were talks that he could join Italian champions Juventus, but as of Monday, it was Arsenal that were favourites to capture the striker.

It is reported that Arsenal are set to offer £22million for the Argentinian striker and it isn't known whether or not the Spanish side will accept that offer, but it is expected that they will wait until they appoint a new manager after Jose Mourinho left the club.

It has been suggested that officials from Arsenal Football Club have spoken privately to Higuain and his agent about a possible move to the Emirates Stadium and both parties are very keen for it to happen.

Higuain announced his intentions to leave the Bernabeu and then followed those original comments up by claiming he thinks a move to Arsenal would suit him.

Not only are the Gunners confident of bringing in Higuain, they are also confident they can keep defenders Bacary Sagna and Laurent Koscielny.

Both Sagna and Koscielny are wanted from foreign clubs, but it looks like Arsenal will not be selling their star-players at the back.

It is thought that Arsenal and Real Madrid just need to agree a price for the striker and then the deal will be all-but done and the Premier League side are confident it can be done within the next fortnight.

Not only are they willing to spend over £20million on a single player for the first time ever, they are also prepared to offer the striker a whopping £150k-a-week, which would make him the club's highest earner.

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