Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a summer move for Argentina international forward Gonzalo Higuain, according to Football Insider.
The Premier League side, who were knocked out of the FA Cup by Watford on Sunday and then eliminated from the UEFA Champions League by FC Barcelona on Wednesday night, are said to be keeping close tabs on Napoli’s star striker ahead of the conclusion of the current 2015/16 campaign.
The 28-year-old, who has 54 international caps for his country, has scored a remarkable 29 goals and provided three assists in 36 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A outfit so far this season.
Higuain, who joined the Italian outfit from Real Madrid back in July 2013 in a deal worth around €40m, is being targeted by the Gunners as their number one “world-class” striker target this summer.
The report understands that the Argentine ace has yet to start discussions over a new contract at Napoli, with his current deal expiring in 2018, encouraging interest from potential suitors.
But Arsenal’s pursuit of Higuain will not be cheap as Napoli released a statement last summer announcing the striker has a release clause of £73.9m.