Juve land Gunners target

27 Jul

Arsenal have missed out on the signing of Gonzalo Higuain, while Inter Milan have insisted Gunners target Mauro Icardi is not for sale.

Arsenal: Juve land Gunners targetArsenal: Juve land Gunners target

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is desperate to sign a new striker this summer and was heavily linked with a move for Higuain, who looked certain to be leaving Napoli.

However Wenger was unwilling to meet the asking price and Italian giants Juventus have now nipped in and signed the striker in a deal worth £75.3million.

Meanwhile, Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio is adamant the club have no plans to allow striker Icardi to leave the club this summer.

Recent reports from Italy have suggested Napoli could splash the cash on the forward to replace Higuain, while Arsenal have also been mentioned.

However Ausilio has no interest in allowing one of their prized assets to leave the Nerazzurri and has ruled out a move for the 23-year-old skipper.

He said: “For sure there have been meetings with Napoli, but we’re not selling [Icardi] to Napoli, and it’s not a question of money.

“There is no agreement. Inter will be keeping Icardi, as well as other players. Our ambition is to reinforce the squad and the club by keeping our top players.

“Icardi doesn’t have a release clause in his contract and Inter doesn’t want to sell him. It’s as simple as that.”


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