There is Big news for Arsenal in their hunt for a striker today, as it seems that the Gunners are going to miss out on yet another transfer target, this time Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Arsenal have already seemingly been linked with and then missed out on almost every forward that the football press can think of and as well as knowing that Arsene Wenger actually made a transfer bid big enough to activate the release clause of the Leicester City star Jamie Vardy, there must have been some truth to some of these Arsenal transfer rumours.
So with the Gunners still not having added a striker in this summer transfer window you would have to assume that the manager is getting a bit impatient. Perhaps a bit worried as well and the news from Italy reported by the Evening Standard that his latest transfer target Gonzalo Higuain is also being pursued by the Serie A champions Juventus will not help.
Arsenal fans have been on the other side of this sort of transfer situation, such as when the little boy inside our captain Robin van Persie piped up and told him to abandon the club that had nurtured him and stuck with him through all the injury hit years to go and grab some glory with Manchester United.
It was not nice and a lot of Arsenal fans thought Arsene Wenger was wrong to allow the transfer to happen but it was the only way to stop the Dutch striker leaving for nothing a year later and the manager knew that a player that does not want to be with a club can be more trouble than they are worth.
With Arsenal fans still wondering which striker Arsene Wenger will turn to after our transfer offer was turned down by Jamie Vardy, the news reported by Metro that the Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain is looking to move on from his Serie A club Napoli comes as a huge boost.
Whether Arsenal can finally seal the deal for the forward we tried to sign from Real Madrid a few years ago remains to be seen, though, as Napoli will still demand a big transfer fee for their star man. The Italian side cannot be too demanding though, even with Higuain having a huge release clause of nearly 100 million euros in his contract, because the player’s agent and brother Nicolas has declared that Gonzalo will definitely not be signing a new deal and so could walk away for nothing in two years.
It is being reported this week that Arsenal have already put in a transfer bid of over £40 million to the Serie A side Napoli for their Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain. While I do not believe that Arsene Wenger would offer that much for a player he refused to pay less than that for just two years ago, it does not mean that the Gunners do not want to sign him.
And according to a Metro report, sources from Italy are saying that Higuain is really keen on making the transfer to north London. Apparently he has told his brother and agent to make sure Napoli do not obstruct his Premier League dream, but if he is serious then he must surely hand in a transfer request.
Because of Chile facing Argentina in the Copa America final last weekend, Arsenal will have to get the new season underway without the star man of last year Alexis Sanchez. And if the latest of the summer Arsenal transfer rumours are correct, then Arsene Wenger could be without two of the biggest names in the Arsenal squad.
Because a Metro report claims that the Frenchman has made the Napoli and Argentina front man Gonzalo Higuain his priority transfer target. The report also claims that the Gunners have already made his Serie A side an offer of over £40 million, although that and the news that it was rejected seems a little hard to believe.
Arsene Wenger and a lot of Arsenal fans were probably left choking on their morning coffee last week when it was revealed that one of the top brass at the Serie A club Napoli declared that they would only accept their full valuation for the Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain.
There is playing hardball in the transfer market and there is downright cheek and greed and with Napoli rating their striker at over £60 million, they definitely come into the latter category. Now it appears that Higuain was about as impressed with that as the rest of us, because Metro are now reporting that the 28-year old has told his bosses that he wants to leave and to stop being so stupid.
It was a big blow to Arsene Wenger´s transfer plans a couple of years ago, if you believe the majority of the Arsenal transfer rumours at the time, and it was almost a disaster when Gonzalo Higuain scored for his Italian club Napoli against the Gunners and nearly knocked us out of the Champions League.
But the club´s attempts to challenge Juventus in Serie A has never really materialised and their European adventure is turning sour as well. Having just been knocked out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage by Dnipro, Bapoli are almost certain to miss out on the UCL next season with three games left to make up a six point gap.
It looks like it might be time for Arsenal to forget about this particular transfer target. The last time the Gunners were said to be on the verge of completing the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain, it was supposed to be a done deal and the then Real Madrid front man was on his way.
But as we know, the Argentina international opted for Napoli in Serie A instead, where Rafa Benitez was spending money like it was water in an attempt to challenge the dominance of Juventus in Italy. But the former Liverpool boss has failed.
If the Arsenal transfer rumours last summer were anything to go by, Arsene Wenger would already have signed the Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain. It was claimed that an agreement was in place between him and the Gunners but it was hijacked at the last minute when Napoli offered Real Madrid more than we were apparently willing to pay.
But the transfer of the star striker to north London could finally be set to happen, according to a Metro report. The paper claims that the Arsenal boss is determined to finally get his man and is ready with a huge offer to convince his Serie A club to sell.