Liverpool and Arsenal both sweat on Luis Suarez summer transfer

Arsenal and Juventus have been told by Real Madrid that they will only sell Gonzalo Higuain once they have signed...

Arsenal and Juventus have been told by Real Madrid that they will only sell Gonzalo Higuain once they have signed a replacement – with Luis Suarez the top target.

Arsenal and Juventus both hope to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid this summer, but the two clubs will have to wait.

Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Real Madrid will only consider selling the Argentina international if they have first signed his replacement – Liverpool forward Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan has confirmed his plans to exit Anfield this summer after growing frustrated with the media’s reaction to some of his less savoury incidents, and Real Madrid would be an ideal next step on his journey for the controversial striker.

Suarez’s family are based in the south of Spain, and that proximity to his relatives and the fact that he would be able to converse in his native language of Spanish are key factors in his keenness to move to Estadio Bernabeu.

Although Liverpool are naturally reluctant to sell their top asset, it may be difficult for them to keep hold of a clearly unsettled player.

Real Madrid understandably are not keen to lose a top striker unless they can bring in another in his place, and although Higuain appears surplus to requirements in the Spanish capital, he would be a big loss.

Higuain scored sixteen goals in just nineteen La Liga starts last season, and only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more goals in the Spanish League since Higuain signed for Real Madrid in 2007.

Juventus and Arsenal are clearly keen to sign a proven goalscorer, but may have to bide their time to land their man.

Gazzetta claim that Juventus have already come to terms on a deal with Real Madrid officials, whilst Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has met Higuain and his agent father in the last week.

The ultimate decision likely rests in the hands of the player.

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