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Announcement for Ancelotti nearing; which can propel Higuain to Arsenal

Real Madrid are ready to announce the appointment of manage Carlo Ancelotti which will set the ball rolling for Gonzalo Higuain's transfer to Arsenal.

As much as the Gonzalo Higuain transfer saga has developed over the past fortnight, any real progression has been stalled by Real Madrid lacking a manager.

The club had refused to sanction any move until their new boss had signed off on any switch.

The Spanish giants had been going back-and-forth with PSG in negotiations for Carlo Ancelotti, with the French champions in turn refusing to release the Italian until they had a replacement appointed.

Laurent Blanc is said to be very close to being installed as manager, on Monday evening he was pictured arriving at Paris' Orly airport off a plane from Bordeaux.

French paper Le Parisien report: "(On) Tuesday he expects to meet with leaders PSG to finalize his arrival as successor to Carlo Ancelotti at the head of the Paris team.

"They have had no direct contact on Monday with leaders Paris SG, things should move pretty quickly on Tuesday."

The developments regarding Blanc have given Real Madrid full confidence that as soon as PSG appoint their man they can install and unveil Carlo Ancelotti as coach, with personal terms already said to be agreed.

For the first time, Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez has spoken publicly about Ancelotti, apparently having no fear of reprisal from PSG who are confident they now have a replacement.

He told Spanish media outlet 20 minutes, "Maybe tomorrow PSG announce agreement that allows a move to Madrid. Hopefully everything goes well. My coach is Ancelotti."

Quizzed when he could appoint the Italian, he added that Wednesday was a 'possibility' but would have to wait and see how the next 24 hours transpires. After months of negotiations, the situation is finally moving forward.

This all in turn can nudge Gonzalo Higuain to Arsenal. An agreement is said to be in place between clubs and player, but Ancelotti has to sanction it. 

Juventus are rivals for the signature of the Argentine, but Real are keen to extract the highest possible price for the striker, with the Italians struggling to compete with the Gunners.

This is where the situation is currently up to. The next 48 hours will be very important for PSG and Real Madrid supporters whose teams can begin moving forward and planning their summers, and Arsenal fans will be watching developments on tenterhooks, hoping it all goes smoothly to plan and they can get their next star striker by the end of the week.

images: © cogocogo, © psgmag

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