Arsenal face rejection as target looks to be Serie A bound
It looks like Real Madrid’s wantaway striker Gonzalo Higuain will be heading for Serie A next season after it was revealed that he was ready to snub Premier League side Arsenal in order to join Italian Champions Juventus.
North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are known to be interested in the Argentinian forward, but Italian newspaper La Repubblicana revealed that the marksman had already agreed to join Juventus on a four year deal.
The deal will reportedly cost the Turin based side upwards of 20 million pounds in addition to 100,000 pounds per week wages for Higuain, but could face a stumbling roadblock if the Madrid refuse to reduce their asking price of 25 million pounds. However, it has been confirmed that the 25 year old will surely leave the side from the Spanish capital, which means that Arsenal still have a slender shot at signing the striker.
What could turn the tables in Arsenal’s favour is the fact that the Italian champions have already agreed to a deal for Athletic Bilbao’s Spaniah forward Fernando Llorente on a free transfer, which means that they could most certainly reject the deal if their tabled price is not accepted.