Arsenal target Higuain ‘having Juventus medical’

Date published: Saturday 23rd July 2016 2:55

Arsenal appear set to miss out on Gonzalo Higuain, with the Napoli striker reportedly undergoing a medical at Juventus.

Earlier this month, reports suggested Arsenal were trying to broker a part-exchange deal for Higuain and had offered Olivier Giroud to Napoli in return.

However, according to Sky Italia, Juventus are poised to land the Argentina international, although the two clubs remain in negotiations for a fee.

Last season, the 28-year-old broke a Serie A record in scoring 36 goals and is understood to have a €94.7 million release clause in his contract.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis reportedly spoke to Juventus counterpart Andrea Agnelli at a Serie A meeting last Monday to inform the Serie A champions that only the full amount of Higuain’s release clause – around £78.5million – would be acceptable.

Juve were said to be willing to offer four players plus cash in exchange for the striker, with a deal seemingly getting closer.

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