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Arsenal are taking huge steps towards signing Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to reports.
Speculations linking the Argentine to Arsenal has been rife in the last couple of days and it appears the club has taken a huge step towards signing the striker.
According to Football Italia, Arsenal have proposed a meeting with Napoli on Thursday to discuss the possibility of signing Higuain.
Napoli’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis and sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli and Arsene Wenger are expected to be in the meeting. It is believed Arsenal would present a formal offer for the striker at the meeting.
Italian Journalist Emanuele Giulianelli also had his say on the report. The Journalist, via the Daily Star, claimed the Gunners have already agreed terms with Higuain’s representative and the striker would be offered a five year contract worth €9m per year.
Other media outlets are claiming Arsenal are preparing a €60m plus Olivier Giroud bid for Higuain but Giulianelli claims the Serie A club are not interested in a player plus cash bid. The striker has a €94m release clause and Giulianelli believes the Gunners can get the striker for a €70m + €8m add ons bid for the striker.
He tweeted: “Higuain’s agent (his brother) has already agreed with Arsenal a wage of €9m for 5 yrs.”
“Bid to Napoli not officially done yet but expected.”
“Napoli unlikely will accept the offer of 60m + Giroud: they want all cash, 70m + 8m easy bonus.”
Higuain scored 36 goals in 35 league games for Napoli last season and will be a boost for the team should he arrive at the Emirates this summer.
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