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Higuain set to snub London for Italy?

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The future of Argentine star Gonzalo Higuain at Real Madrid, has been a whirlwind of speculation since the start of the transfer window.

It was believed for a long time that Arsenal had come to an agreement to sign the forward for a fee in the region of £22 million. However reports coming from Spanish news paper Marca, suggested that no deal had in fact been agreed upon and that Real Madrid had not yet received any formal offers for the player.

Arsenal were then credited for an improved bid of £25 million for Higuain by many newspapers. It is believed that this offer was rejected by Madrid after claims that new Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, was keen on bringing the Argentine striker to Stamford bridge. Many believe however that the player himself favoured a move to Arsenal as appearances for Real Madrid were few and far between under Jose Mourinho. 

This further led to the player being linked with a move to Arsenal and reportedly agreeing a £180 000 per week contract with the London based club.

This was yet again denied by Real Madrid, with new boss Carlo Ancelotti claiming that the Spanish giants had every intention of keeping the striker. 

Over the past 24 hours however, reports from Sky Sports, The Guardian and Football Italia have claimed that the want away forward is set to join big spending Italian club, Napoli. It is reported that a fee in the region of £30 million was agreed upon by both Real Madrid and Napoli for the player. 

With star striker Edinson Cavani being sold to big spenders AS Monaco, it comes as no surprise that Napoli have shown a keen interest in the striker. After joining Real Madrid in 2007, the striker has made 187 appearances for the Catalan club and has netted a total of 107 times.

With frustration over lack of playing time and the player hoping to secure a starting spot in Argentina's squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a move away from Madrid seems imminent, all that is left to establish is which club finally secures the services of the want away striker.

 

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