Higuain has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal all summer
Higuain looks set to leave Napoli this summer
Arsenal have been handed a boost in their chase for Gonzalo Higuain, with local Italian radio station Radio Crc reporting that the forward is open to a switch to the Premier League, despite being heavily linked with Juventus.
The forward has already attracted the interest of Serie A rivals Juventus
However, Napoli are reluctant to sell one of their most prized assets to a league rival, and are thought to be unwilling to do a deal with Juve unless they manage to meet the Argentine's release clause, which according to ESPN stands at around £78 million.
Arsenal manager Wenger is keen to land a striker this summer
According to Radio Crc, Napoli are nevertheless resigned to losing Higuain this summer, but are happier to let the striker move abroad, which will come as a boost to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after previously being rejected by Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy earlier in the summer.
Higuain is thought to be open to a move to the Premier League
The 28-year-old, who netted 36 goals for Napoli last season and has been linked with a move to the Emirates all summer, is also thought to be a big fan of the Premier League and is willing to test himself in English football's top flight.
However, whether Arsenal will be prepared to meet Napoli's valuation of the player remains to be seen.