Perez warns Gunners and Juventus against cut-price bid.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has issued a hands off warning to clubs interested in striker Gonzalo Higuain.
The Argentina international has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Serie A outfit Juventus, and has publicly admitted that he wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
Reports in the British press have claimed that both clubs have been in touch with Los Blancos about the 25-year-old but Perez has insisted that is not the case.
“To date no team has told us of his interest in Higuain. I do not know what will happen tomorrow,” the Los Blancos president is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
Higuain reportedly has an asking price of £25m but Perez warned the Argentine’s suitors must pay considerably more, especially as Real are likely to pay over the odds for their summer targets.
“With £25million it’s better that they don’t come,” he added.
“Let’s see if people ask us for £50m for everyone and we sell one of ours for half that.”
Since arriving in La Liga from River Plate in 2006, Higuain has scored 107 league goals, with only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo netting more frequently in that time.
The French-born forward struggled for appearances last term under Jose Mourinho but still scored 16 league goals in just 19 starts.
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