Report: Arsenal have made an offer to Higuain, Wenger holding up deal, Juventus frontrunners

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Gonzalo Higuain seems set for Juventus instead

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Gonzalo Higuain appears set for a surprise move to Juventus, but it is claimed that Arsenal have made an approach for the Argentine's signature.

Gianluca di Marzio reports that Higuain is close to agreeing personal terms with the Serie A champions, although Juventus and Napoli are yet to conclude a deal.

Higuain has a release clause of 94 million Euros, but this can be paid over two years, with 47 million Euros (£39m) due now, and the second 47 million (£39m) due in 12 months time.

This would make a deal more palatable for any paying club, and looking at his record of 36 goals in 35 games, he might just be worth £39 million per season over two years, and then just his wages to cover after the two years.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger - said to be 'stationary'

Gianluca di Marzio report as well as Juventus' approach, Higuain does have an offer on the table from Arsenal.

Yet it is claimed, 'Wenger is stationary', meaning the Frenchman is not taking a proactive role to take the move forwards.

The report adds Higuain is willing to move to Juventus if a deal can be struck - with their approach currently the most attractive, but he will consider a move to a foreign club if they meet his asking price in the mean time.

Either way it appears he is set to leave Juventus, and if Arsenal are serious about him, Arsene Wenger needs to show it, and make his move now before it is too late.

Arsene Wenger pictured at Arsenal's London Colney baseArsene Wenger pictured at Arsenal's London Colney base

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