Arsenal’s pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain has taken another twist with Juventus reportedly activating the strikers £75million release clause, according to reports in Italy.
The Argentina international, who netted an impressive 36 goals in 35 games last season for Napoli, has raised his profile even further since leaving Real Madrid in 2013 after a stellar campaign in Serie A.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with the star striker in the past, with failed attempts for the former River Plate star dating back to the infamous Suarez-Gate transfer window of 2013, while there have been suggestions Olivier Giroud could be involved in a cash deal for Serie A’s top scorer.
However it appears Juventus now lead the race to securing the prolific centre forward, with suggestions a massive £75m deal could lead to Paul Pogba’s £100m move back to Manchester United to cover the cost of Higuain’s fee.
Arsenal certainly won’t be interested in these kind of extortionate transfers fee for a player who has proven to be inconsistent during stages of his career and it’s likely Arsene Wenger will continue to look elsewhere.