Sunday 26 January 2020

Gunners set their sights on Real-deal Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain is unsettled at Real Madrid and could be on his way to the Premier League
Gonzalo Higuain is unsettled at Real Madrid and could be on his way to the Premier League

Arsenal have put signing a world-class striker at the heart of their summer transfer plans, with Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain emerging as an increasingly realistic target, WRITES JEREMY WILSON.

With around £70m to spend, Arsenal are preparing for their most adventurous transfer window under Arsene Wenger and are conscious of the need to move quickly.

Wenger was interested in Higuain before he even joined Real Madrid from River Plate and there is a feeling that he could now be attainable for what would be a club record transfer fee of £19m.

Stevan Jovetic, the Serbia and Fiorentina striker, has also been regularly watched but there are doubts over whether he will leave Italy.

Wenger confirmed on Friday that Arsenal were in talks for Yaya Sanogo but the 20-year-old Auxerre forward would be seen as a signing for the long term.

Arsenal also want a proven striker in the prime of their career to help fill the void that was left by Robin van Persie's sale to Manchester United.

Arsenal are also targeting a goalkeeper, a holding midfielder and, should Bacary Sagna depart, a right-back. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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