Higuain due to meet Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Arsenal is on the rocks with the Argentine set for talks with Real Madrid head-coach Carlo Ancelotti this week.
The 25-year-old had appeared likely to seal a move to the Emirates Stadium before Real officially begin pre-season training on Monday, with the striker’s dad telling The Sun negotiations were at an ‘advanced stage’ on 24 June.
But Marca claim Ancelotti, who was officially appointed Real boss on 25 June, is keen to keep hold of the forward.
The Spanish daily, commonly accepted as a mouthpiece for Los Merengues, says Higuain wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu because he does not feel valued at the club and believes Real have broken promises over his contract renewal and wage rises.
But Marca go on to allege that Arsenal are only willing to pay €27m (£23.2m) for the former River Plate star, who has scored 107 La Liga goals since arriving in the Spanish capital in 2005.
But the Gunners remain the only side in the hunt for the French-born forward. Scudetto winners Juventus were widely linked with the player but the Serie A club were reportedly only willing to pay €20m (£17.3m) and decided against making a formal bid after learning of Real’s valuation.
Higuain made just 19 league starts for Los Blancos last season, but still managed 16 goals and five assists.