Arsene Wenger's Arsenal are facing another disastrous transfer window hitch as top target Gonzalo Higuain joins Napoli. The Serie A club agreed a £34.5 million fee with Real Madrid, according to BBC Sport.
The Argentine is tasked with filling the goal-scoring void left by Edinson Cavani, who moved to big-spending Paris Saint-Germain for £55m last week.
Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon and Raul Albiol have all signed permanent deals with the Stadio San Paolo outfit, while Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina will be reunited with Rafael Benitez on a season-long loan.
The 25-year-old Argentina international is the latest recruit as the Italian giants look to go one better on their second-place finish in Serie A last season.