The internet and newspapers are full of transfer rumours at the minute, which is normal at the end of the season. Arsenal are always linked with a multitude of possible transfer targets and there are usually lots of rumours about who will leave the club as well.
This summer promises to be a little different for Arsenal fans. For once, we can look at the transfer window without a cold feeling of dread, but instead can look forward to some signings that will give us hope for next season. The Real Madrid and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain is certainly of that calibre and it is beginning to llok like he really could be at the Emirates next season.
The final day drama at Newcastle means that Arsenal are in the Champions League next season. This means that Arsene Wenger will not have a reduced transfer war chest and the top players we want will have the lure of that elite competition. Wenger can now go after the players he wants and the club is preparing a bid of £19 million for Higuain, according to The Telegraph.
Juventus are the club most likely to scupper the deal, but they are also after another Arsenal target Stevan Jovetic. The paper reports that Jovetic may prefer to stay in Italy. If they get Jovetic and we get Higuain, I would be more than happy. The 25-year old may not have had a brilliant season at Madrid, but 15 La Liga goals from 28 games is not bad. He has been at the Bernabeu for seven seasons and has not flourished under the abrasive style of Jose Mourinho.
The Spanish giants are still under the shadow of Barcelona so are planning big changes, which has made Higuain available. I hope that Wenger is on a plane to Spain as we speak.