There has been a lot said about Gonzalo Higuain leaving Real Madrid and joining Arsenal in the current transfer window.
But it looks like the talk could become reality with Real finally hiring Carlo Ancelotti as their manager following the departure of Jose Mourinho last month.
With Ancelotti now at the helm, it means that the club can sanction the transfer and let Higuain leave to a club of his choosing.
Arsenal are the favourites to sign the Argentine striker with a bid of £22,000,000 smashing the clubs previous record fee.
It’s thought that negotiations are in an advanced stage between the two sides with Higuain estimate to earn a staggering £125,000 a week should he join The Emirates.
This would make him the highest earning player at Arsenal although it is still nowhere near the £200,000 that the player is currently earning at the Santiago Bernabeu.
But with the striker being just a number of players on ridiculously high wages at Madrid, the club will be hoping to offload some player to clear the books for some summer signings.
At the minute, the only other club who could threaten Higuain’s move to Arsenal is Italian giants Juventus who had expressed interest in the striker.
But with the Serie A champions agreeing a fee for Argentine compatriot Carlos Tevez from Man City, it seems that Higuain is almost certain to move to London in the near future.
Higuain’s record in Europe is well-known with the striker being known for having a lethal touch in front goal including netting 19 goals this season for Real.
There has been much talk about Arsenal spending big over the summer break with the club apparently armed with a “war chest” of around £70m to spend on new players.
It has meant that the club could be forced to spend heavily to reinforce the side in order to try and end the team’s 9 year trophy drought.
Alongside their bid for Higuain, Arsenal have also been linked with a host of top players including a £23 million bid for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini and making moves for Fiorentina’s Montenegrin attacker Stevan Jovetic.
Of course, a lot of the links to Arsenal are just speculation but the Higuain deal seems legitimate enough and could mean that The Gunners are all set and ready to unveil the first big name signing of the summer transfer window.