Arsenal remain confident closing a deal for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain in the coming days.

The Daily Star Sunday says the Gunners are confident of signing ­Argentina striker Higuain from Real Madrid for £21million this week

Higuain's agent, father Jorge, said: "We have been given permission by Real Madrid to negotiate with Arsenal. I will luckily be able to see my son in the Premier League soon."

Higuain, 25, is ready to fly into England for a medical. He said: "There isn't anything signed yet but the negotiations are very advanced."