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Arsenal transfer news: Gunners plot £42m-plus-player bid for Higuain with London rival set to offer £59m

The future of Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain is making headlines right now.

Argentina international Higuain is the subject of reported interest from two London-based Premier League clubs, with Arsenal and West Ham United being linked.

Italian publication Calciomercato.it claim that Arsenal are considering a bid for Higuain, but the Gunners are said to be keen to get a discount on the transfer fee by offering Olivier Giroud in part exchange.

Meanwhile, the same publication say that West Ham are also mulling a move for the 28-year-old.

According to Calciomercato, Arsenal are ready to bid €50m (£42m) plus Giroud, while the Hammers offer would be €70m (£59m).

Higuain’s history of success in Spain and Italy suggest he should be able to deliver in England.

After bagging 52 times in 90 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid between 2007 and 2013, Higuain has hit 71 in 104 Serie A outings for Napoli.

His record at international level isn’t too shabby either – 63 senior caps, 30 goals.

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