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Gonzalo Higuain still wants Arsenal move

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Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain could be close to completing a move from Spain to Italy in order to join Napoli, but the Argentine is stalling on the decision as he still eyes a move to the Premier League with Arsenal, his favoured destination, according to the Mirror.

The Madrid striker was all-but certain to join Arsenal this summer after it was reported that the two clubs had agreed a fee around £23m for the striker, but it was later denied by the Madrid club president Florentino Perez after he admitted that no formal offers had been made for the 25-year-old.

At one point, both Higuain's brother and father revealed that a deal was close to being done, but now it appears that if the Argentinian is to make a move away from the Bernabeu, it will be to Rafael Benitez's side Napoli.

A £30m bid has been accepted by the La Liga side for the striker, but he has asked for 48-hours so that he can think about his future before completing the transfer.

It is believed that Higuain still wants to move to Arsenal and he is waiting for the Premier League outfit to come back with a formal bid so that he can secure a move to England once and for all.

Arsene Wenger is strongly against spending over £30m for the Madrid striker despite the club and the player already agreeing personal terms and the asking price may cause the potential deal to break down.

Wenger is now fully focusing on signing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, so it looks like Higuain's wish to move to Arsenal, may not come true and he may be playing in Serie A next season under ex-Liverpool and Chelsea boss Benitez.

 

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