Gonzalo Higuain’s proposed move from Real Madrid to Arsenal appears have moved a step to closer to being completed, with the Argentina striker reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Gunners.
The Guardian understand that the 25 year old is happy with the offer of a four year deal worth £130,000 a week, leaving the club keen to wrap up the deal by July 11th, when they embark upon a commercial tour of Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan.
Arsenal have been alerted to news that Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is set to turn down an offer of a new deal at the Stadium of Light.
The Belgian internationals agent Nico Vaesen has invited potential suitors to contact the club in the hope a deal can be done, as his client is unlikely to push for a move.
Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler appears to be Arsenal’s new number one target after being quoted hefty prices for the other names on their shortlist.
Both Sunderland’s Simon Mignolet and Asmir Begovic of Stoke City have been valued at £15 million, whilst Adler, who has been compared to fellow German and former Gunner Jens Lehman, would reportedly command a fee of around £5 million.
Arsenal will be looking to return to third place in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Craven Cottage to face Fulham.
With no one else in the top five in action until later in the weekend, the Gunners have the chance to move five points clear of fifth place Tottenham Hotspur, who face Manchester City on Sunday, and also leap frog Chelsea who travel to Liverpool following that game.
Sunderland’s Simon Mignolet is the latest goalkeeper to be linked with a summer move to the Emirates.
The Express reports that the Gunners will move for the Belgian shot-stopper who has kept nine clean sheets in the Premier League this season.
Arsenal must overturn a two goal lead when they travel to Bayern Munich in a fortnight’s time, after they lost the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen tie by three goals to one.
Toni Kroos gave the visitors the lead on seven minutes after the Gunners defence failed to pick him up on the edge of the area, before Thomas Muller doubled their advantage soon after.