Arsenal transfers: Gonzalo Higuain keen on Napoli stay
Arsenal transfers: Gonzalo Higuain confirms that he is planning to stay at Napoli beyond the summer
Gonzalo Higuain has dealt Arsenal a blow by revealing that he is planning to stay at Napoli next season.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Argentina forward as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attacking options at Emirates Stadium ahead of the new season.
I have a contract with Napoli that makes me very happy
Higuain has also been touted as a target for Barcelona after Lionel Messi said that he would love to see his international team-mate join him at Camp Nou.
However, the 26-year-old, who moved to Napoli from Real Madrid last summer, looks set to stay with the Serie A side.
“I am really grateful to Leo [Messi] for his kind words but I have a contract with Napoli that makes me very happy,” Higuain told www.tuttomercatoweb.com.
“The Partenopei club [Napoli] has always treated me very well since I arrived there.”
Higuain scored 17 goals and made seven assists in 32 Serie A games for Napoli last season.