Arsenal have received a huge boost with the news that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has been told that Juventus will not pay Gonzalo Higuain’s €94m release clause.
Both the Gunners and Juventus have been heavily linked with a move for the Argentine international in the last week, with contrasting reports stating that Higuain will join Napoli’s Serie A rivals and others saying he will make the move to England.
However, David Amoyal – an employee of ESPN and Gianluca DiMarzio, has revealed that Giuseppe Marotta – Juventus’ CEO, told De Laurentiis that he is unwilling to stump up the cash sum.
The reports could change in the coming weeks however, with the news that Paul Pogba is subject of a €123m bid from Manchester United, meaning the Italian champions could find the funds to afford Higuain.
It’s likely that unless Arsenal wrap the deal up in the coming weeks, supporters will become increasingly frustrated with yet another summer of ‘will they, won’t they’ deals.
Share the post "Arsenal receive huge boost in race to sign Higuain as Napoli president reveals talks"