Gunners handed Higuain boost

Arsenal’s chances of landing Gonzalo Higuain have been given a boost as Juventus are unwilling to pay his release clause.

Arsenal: Gunners handed Higuain boostArsenal: Gunners handed Higuain boost

The Gunners have been heavily linked with the Napoli star as Arsene Wenger looks to land the world-class striker he craves, but Juve are also in the hunt as they look to replace Alvaro Morata.

Some reports had claimed the player had already agreed a contract with the Italian champions, but Napoli are understandably desperate to keep hold of their star man and are especially keen not to let him join a Serie A title rival.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis has already suggested that he will only allow the 28-year-old to leave for his release clause, which is believed to be 94m euros.

According to Radio Kiss Kiss, which is affiliated with Napoli, the Bianconeri are unwilling to pay that amount for Higuain, who scored 36 league goals last term.

Whether the Gunners are willing to go that high remains to be seen, but the fact that Juve are reluctant, could open the door for Wenger to swoop in.

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