Argentine looks set to reject Emirates Stadium move.
Gonzalo Higuain is to make a dramatic U-turn and stay at Spanish giants Real Madrid after his Arsenal move has stalled according to Marca.
It was widely reported that Arsenal had infact agreed a £23million fee for the 25 year-old, but personal terms were just taking a long time to iron out. Now it appears that this is far from the truth, thanks to reports from Spanish news outlet Marca.
Marca report that Higuain has had a change of heart after Carlo Ancelotti has reassured him that he will be a part of his first team. They also go on to say that Real Madrid club president Florentino Perez is to hold talks with the Argentinian, who sensationally told reporters that he played his last game for Madrid after the last game of the season.
After the meeting, it seems pretty clear that the air will be cleared and the striker will stay, forcing Arsene Wenger to look elsewhere to find new recruits for his Arsenal side as Olivier Giroud has performed as well as expected in the Premier League.
Wenger appears to have Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in his sights as an alleged £30million bid was made, then rejected. Reports from various news outlets now claim that the Arsenal boss has now made a second offer to the Merseyside club of £40million for the Uruguyan want away forward.
One other saga that Arsenal are involved in is the Wayne Rooney madness. The England international told Sir Alex Ferguson that he wanted to leave Old Trafford this summer, for the second time in three years, but has not made an official statement since Sir Alex’s retirement. It is believed that David Moyes may have managed to convince the 27 year-old to stay.
“Unless I was speaking double Dutch, I have said that Wayne Rooney is not for sale,” Moyes claimed at his press conference after arriving in Bangkok.
“I have answered lots of questions about Wayne and it’s getting repetitive. I don’t want to talk about it all day. I have really covered all the things on Wayne.”