It looks like Arsenal have dropped out of the race for Gonzalo Higuain as it has been revealed that Juventus have now entered the bidding, and are willing to match the asking price of an incredible £80m. I can certainly see Wenger losing interest quickly at prices like that!
So today the Independent is reporting that the Gunners have now switched their attention to the AC Milan hitman Carlos Bacca.
The 29 year-old is available for the much cheaper price of £26m, which is how much it is believed that West Ham offered recently, but Bacca is setting his sights on a higher level. “It’s my dream to play in the Champions League and I work every day for that. I want to play in it with Milan, but unfortunately we won’t be doing so,” Bacca said this week.
“It’s one of the subjects I’m talking about with Milan – that we’re not in Europe and I want to play in the Champions League.
“It depends on Milan’s project this year, on the new investors and the players that arrive. Then we’ll make decisions.”
That sounds like Bacca would jump at the chance to play for Arsenal, but considering his age and the fact that he scored 20 goals in 42 games for Milan last season, would Bacca be much of an upgrade on Giroud?