The father of Gonzalo Higuain says a move to Arsenal is not yet sealed for the Real Madrid striker.

Arsenal hope to sign Higuain this week.

Higuain's father Jorge said: "Nothing has been signed yet, but I can assure you there are advanced talks between the clubs.

"We wouldn't arrange any personal contract before the clubs agree for the transfer. I'm aware Arsenal has made a strong offer, as well as Juventus."

The player, however, is understood to prefer Arsenal and Real Madrid believe the London club will make a higher bid than the Turin giants.