Report: Higuain open to Premier League move amid Arsenal interest

Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring the second goal for Napoli

Higuain has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal all summer

Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring against UdineseHiguain 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.

Gazzetta World had initially claimed the Gunners were set to miss out on the striker, who was understood to be ready to sign a four-year deal in Turin.

Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring the second goal for NapoliThe 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 Arsene Wenger in the standsArsenal 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.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Argentina at ChileHiguain 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.

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