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Real Madrid increase Gonzalo Higuain asking price

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Real Madrid have increased their asking price for Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Daily Mail. 

Napoli have now entered the race to land Higuain as a replacement for Edinson Cavani and have declared that they have over £100million money to spend.

As a consequence Real Madrid have found an excuse to increase their valuation of Higuain and now want £37million.

The Argentine striker wants to leave Real Madrid after playing second fiddle to Karim Benzema last season. 

Higuain has been at Madrid for seven seasons and has scored 122 goals and provided 46 assists in 266 appearances. 

Arsenal were said to be close to landing the Argentine striker in a £23million deal but have now turned their attentions to other targets.

Arsenal are now seriously interested in Liverpool striker in Luis Suarez who is available for around £40million. 

They are also monitoring Wayne Rooney's situation at Manchester United.

With Arsenal supposedly out of the race for Higuain now, Napoli will still face stiff competition for the striker.

Chelsea are interested in Higuain according to the player himself. 

The London club are in dire need of a striker with current strikers Fernando Torres and Demba Ba misfiring last season. 

The Argentine striker played under Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.

Due to Real Madrid increasing their asking price for Gonzalo Higuain from £23million to £37million - it is getting increasingly unlikely that Arsenal will land the player ahead of Napoli and Chelsea, who both have more money to spend this summer. 

 

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