New manager will have final say on Higuain sale, say Madrid.
Arsenal and Juventus have been told to wait on a deal to sign Gonzalo Higuain, as Real Madrid have told them that he will not be sold until the club appoint a new manager.
Both the Gunners and the Italian champions have been strongly linked as chasing the Argentine hit man for much of the last couple of months, but despite rumours of a deal being close, they now face the possibility that he may even stay at the Spanish club.
Higuain himself has hinted strongly that he will look to move this summer, after a difficult season of mainly being a squad player, and was reported to have held talks with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in Paris last week.
However, it has now emerged, according to the Guardian, that Real are not keen on making any decisions until they have appointed a new manager to replace Jose Mourinho.
Juventus’s director general, Beppe Marotta is quoted as saying: “Real Madrid have told us that Higuaín is not for sale and that no decision will be taken before the new coach arrives.”
PSG’s Carlo Ancelotti is the favourite to take the job, but the two clubs are yet to reach an agreement for the Italian to move to the Bernabeu.