Gunners look to have beaten Juve to Liga forward’s signature.
Arsenal’s hopes of signing prolific Real Madrid front man Gonzalo Higuain this summer have been boosted after it emerged that Juventus are set to pull out of the running for the Argentinian, reports the London Evening Standard.
Both European giants have been tracking the experienced striker since the end of the season, and it had been thought that the Italian champions were in the driving seat to sign Higuain when the transfer window reopens for business on July 1.
However, it is now understood that the ‘Old Lady of Italian Football’ are to switch their attentions towards Manchester City attacker Carlos Tevez, who at £10 million represents a far cheaper alternative that the £25.5m that los Blancos are demanding for Higuain.
And that has cleared the path for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to bring the forward, who registered an impressive 122 goals and 46 assists in only 266 matches in all competitions for Madrid since joining the club in 2006, to north London in a club-record deal.