Arsenal will push for Rooney after Higuain deal

Arsenal's deal for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain won't end their interest in Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney.

The Daily Mail says Higuain’s capture will take a healthy chunk out of manager Arsene Wenger’s £70million summer warchest - but Alisher Usmanov, the club’s second biggest shareholder, now wants the Gunners to land Rooney.

Wenger has a concrete interest in the unsettled Manchester United striker, despite the fact his £250,000-per-week wages would provide a major stumbling block towards a shock move.

The pending signing of Higuain makes a move for Rooney less likely, but Usmanov said: "He is a great player and [joining Arsenal] would be great for Rooney, and Arsenal too."

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