Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has put his move to Premier League side Arsenal in doubt by admitting that he would be prepared to stay in Spain and fight for his place at the Bernabeu.

There have been strong reports in recent weeks that the Argentine striker was close to signing for the Gunners in a deal worth £23 million, even the player's brother and father admitted that the move was close and that talks were in the advanced stage.

After original reports suggesting that the deal was all-but done, the Real Madrid president threw a spanner in the works by admitting that the Premier League side have yet to make a formal bid for the 25-year-old.

After Florentino Perez admitted that Arsenal hadn't made a formal approach for their striker, Spanish newspaper Marca revealed that the club and the player are ready to hold crunch talks about his future.

It has been suggested that the Argentine is prepared to hold emergency talks with Madrid and it is thought that he is now prepared to stay at the Bernabeu despite saying at the end of last season that he wants to leave the club.

Higuain wasn't part of Jose Mourinho's plans and the Portuguese man was prepared to sell the Argentine, but now that Carlo Ancelotti is at the helm in Madrid, it seems he wants to keep Higuain at the club.

Not only does Ancelotti want to keep him, so does club president Perez after he admitted to the Spanish media that no formal bids had been made.

'We don’t want him to go. Furthermore, no one from Arsenal has been here to make any type of offer, not for €27 million, or anything,' Perez told the Spanish media.


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