Arsene Wenger did end up signing a new striker for Arsenal in the summer transfer window, although it was in the last few days that Arsenal completed the transfer of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna. The Spanish striker’s Arsenal career has not exactly got off to a flyer though, and perhaps the suggestion that he was a bit of a panic buy is true.
Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi could be jetting into London to seek talks with Arsenal this summer, as he looks to decide on his future.
The Argentine striker is believed to be frustrated at having had talks delayed over a new bumper contract, having agreed previously that he would wait for the club’s financial crisis to die down.
There is more bad news for Arsenal fans on the transfer front today with the news that the Italian champions Juventus have beaten us to the punch and are set to complete the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli, reports Metro, keeping the Argentina international in Serie A despite the Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis saying this week that he would much prefer to see Higuain leave Italy altogether if they were to lose him.
The Arsenal transfer target Gonzalo Higuain is apparently set to return to Italy and join up with his team mates and the coaching staff of Napoli four days from now, after his involvement with the Argentina national team all the way to the final of the Copa America which they lost on penalties to the Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and his Chile side.
We do not know exactly how much the Italian champions have offered for the Arsenal transfer target but according to all the Arsenal transfer rumours it is not enough to persuade their Serie A rivals Napoli to sell. It is being reported, however, by The Sun among other football websites, that Juventus have already agreed the personal terms on a four year contract with Gonzalo Higuain.
Italian radio station confirms Higuain to Arsenal?
I don’t need to tell you that this is a report that you should be taking with a pinch of salt, but according to Italian Radio Station ‘Radio Kiss Kiss’, which is Napoli’s official radio network, it has been confirmed that Gonzalo Higuain will be transferring from Naples to North London this summer.
Rumours are circling that Arsenal have made an offer to sign Gonzalo Higuain in a cash-plus-player deal involving Olivier Giroud.
The Frenchman played a key role in helping his country’s football team to reach the final of Euro 2016 this month, but has been under intense scrutiny for his club form in recent terms.
Gonzalo Higuain is refusing to sign a new contract with Napoli as he looks to force a move away from his club, while Arsenal continue to try and land a new striker.
The Gunners have so far failed with bids to sign Jamie Vardy and Alvaro Morata, and are believed to be actively seeking a striker to bolster their options ahead of the coming campaign.