A deal for the Welshman would depend on whether Higuain is sold first.
In a bizarre twist Arsenal could help weaken bitter rivals Tottenham’s squad by helping push through the transfer of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid – by signing Gonzalo Higuain, according to El Mundo Deportivo.
The Spanish giants will only sanction what is likely to be a world record bid for Bale if Madrid receive the £30m to £35m the club wants for Higuain.
This is unsurprising as newly reelected president Florentino Perez has already allowed the La Liga runners-up to spend £63.8m on four new players this summer, with Calemiro, Daniel Carvajal, Isco and Asier Illarramendi all joining the squad at the Santiago Bernabeu.
This would leave the Gunners in the unlikely position of being to indirectly undermine their north London and league rivals – the two clubs finished a point apart from each other last season with Arsenal just edging ahead into the Champions League places.
However, although previously it seems a deal for the Argentine to make the switch to the Emirates Stadium was as good as done, the transfer appears to have fallen apart and Arsene Wenger has instead turned his attention to Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.
It could therefore mean that Spurs’ fans would be cheering on a move that would see last season’s second top Premier League goal-scorer move to their rivals – as it signal Bale would be staying at White Hart Lane.
The whole debacle becomes more and more murky the further it is delved into, with Wenger seemingly holding all the cards with the Frenchman’s £70m budget, whilst Tottenham must simply wait and hope.