According to reports in the Spanish media, Arsenal have an agreement in principle with Real Madrid and their Argentinean star Gonzalo Higuain. The 25-year old striker will cost the Gunners around £19 million, which is pretty reasonable for a player of his calibre.
Just as with the transfer saga surrounding Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina, the main rivals to Arsenal in the deal are the Italian champions Juventus. Although personal terms and transfer fees are apparently agreed, the deal could still collapse if Arsenal fail to finish in the top four, giving our next two games even more importance.
Higuain has been at Madrid for over six years, scoring 120 goals and providing 45 assists in his 262 games. He scored their equaliser last night against Espanyol, but it was not enough to keep Barcelona from being crowned Spanish champions. The striker was nearly sold last summer, but his hard work and form convinced Jose Mourinho to keep him and he has repaid that faith by scoring 17 times this season, which is better than his main rival at the club Karim Benzema.
Higuain is also an integral part of the Argentinean national team and has a great record of 19 goals in 32 games for them. There is no confirmation of this from either club, but the Spanish media seem convinced, so hopefully there is something in it.