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Arsenal transfer news: Wenger making £67.7m bid for Gonzalo Higuain

Recent injuries and poor performances by Arsenal‘s group of forwards have the team understandably nervous. With plenty of cash saved up from their thrifty 2015, the Gunners are in a good position to make a move for Napoli scoring machine Gonzalo Higuain – and the interest appears to be mutual.

According to The Telegraph, Higuain is ready to leave Napoli  in exchange for a move to London – specifically Arsenal – next summer. Such a move would not come cheap for Arsenal, as the Telegraph noted that there is a fairly expensive release clause in Higuain’s contract, costing approximately £67.7 million.

The final transfer number would likely be just a few million pounds short of the combined sums Arsenal paid for both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez – the two most expensive transfers in club history.

Higuain has double-digit goals in each of his last seven seasons, and recently improved his streak to eight in a row with a goal against Palermo in late-October.

The Argentinian star won three La Liga titles with Real Madrid from 2006 to 2013, and tied a career-high with 29 total goals for Napoli last season.

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