Arsenal in contact with Real Madrid striker Higuain

Arsenal are in contact for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Arsenal are in contact for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The London Evening Standard says Arsenal are exploring other options including Higuain. Jose Mourinho’s impending departure from the Bernabeu Stadium has prompted uncertainty over the futures of several Madrid players and reports suggest Higuain could be available for £19m.

Mourinho’s successor will want to determine which players will form the basis of his squad next season so Real are unlikely to countenance any bids until their new manager is confirmed, with Carlo Ancelotti keen to leave Paris St Germain and move to Spain.

Wenger wants to act quickly in a bid to avoid the protracted summer transfer activity that has hampered Arsenal in recent seasons.

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