According to reports in Argentina, Gonzalo Higuain’s brother is looking to meet with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis in order to force through an exit from the club.
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The Corriere dello Sport [via the Metro] reported on Wednesday that Arsenal had launched an approach for the Argentina striker, with Arsene Wenger having made a £43.4 million bid for the hitman.
The striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Napoli in recent weeks, following the club’s failure to secure Champions League football for next season and the departure of coach Rafael Benitez to Real Madrid [Express].
Wenger is understood to be a ‘big fan’ of the forward, although it appears unlikely that the Partenopei will part with one of their prized assets for the fee quoted by the Italian source.
The attacker has reportedly attempted to force through a move away from the club, having scored 35 goals in 69 outings for the club [Metro].
Now, the transfer saga has taken another twist, with Clarin, reporting that the player’s brother has arranged a meeting with the club president in order to ‘unlock negotiations’.
It remains to be seen whether the club will countenance a move for the attacker, particularly having previously indicated that it would take £72 million for them to part with the hitman [Metro].