Arsenal have received a major boost in their hopes of landing a new striker this summer, after the Metro reported that new Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri has decided that Gonzalo Higuain can leave the club.
The Metro report that the former Real Madrid man rejected a new contract at Stadio San Paolo, and Sarri appears to have accepted that this is an indication that he is looking to move on, and won’t therefore, stand in his way as he doubts he can get the best out of him.
Arsene Wenger is supposedly a long-time admirer of the 27-year-old, with the Metro previously reporting that they were keen to sign him in 2013, when he ended up leaving the Bernabeu for the Serie A side.
The Metro suggest that Karim Benzema is still the Gunners’ main target, but they may find it easier to convince his former teammate to make the switch to the Emirates.
Currently, there has been little indication that the Frenchman will not enjoy the starting role he has always had with the La Liga giants.
Meanwhile, Higuain is facing a season without Champions League football, after Napoli failed to qualify last term, which may make a move to north London a very attractive prospect.
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