Arsenal hope to agree a price with Real Madrid this week for Gonzalo Higuain. The Daily Mail says the Argentina international has privately agreed to make the switch to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

And the Gunners - who are also confident of keeping Bacary Sagna and Laurent Koscielny ahead of next season - will this week formalise their interest in the Real Madrid star, who has been told he is free to leave the Bernebeu.

Talks between Arsenal officials and Higuain's representatives have progressed well and it seems all that is left is for the two clubs to agree a price.