Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is weighing up snubbing Arsenal and signing for Napoli.

Arsenal are unwilling to be drawn into a bidding war after believing they had agreed a £23m deal with Madrid, says The Sun.

Especially as they know the Spanish giants are planning to use the Higuain money to outbid them for Liverpool hitman Luis Suarez.

Reports in Italy claim that Napoli boss Rafa Benitez's £30m offer for Higuain has been accepted by Madrid.

And there are growing concerns within Arsenal that they will be left empty-handed despite their promises of at least one stellar signing.