Arsenal make €40m bid for Gonzalo Higuian, but Napoli want €50m

Arsenal are said to have lodged an early bid to sign Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, but their offer still falls way short of the Italian side’s valuation, according to the Gazzetta Dello Sport.

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After calls from the likes of Thierry Henry to sign a world class striker, it seems that Arsene Wenger has set the wheels in motion to actually bring one to the club, though if the reports in Italy are to be believed then they are still some way off striking a deal.

Wenger is said to have tabled an offer of €40m for the Argentine international, but Napoli, who have reluctantly accepted that he will be heading off in the coming weeks, are holding out for €50m.

The Gunners have been in touch with the player’s agent and brother, Nicolas, but the move could be held up by club owner Aurelio De Laurentiis.

The Gazzetta report also claims that Arsenal are willing to pay Higuain €6m-per-season in order to get their man.

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