Arsenal receive boost as £74m striker eyes summer transfer – report

Gonzalo Higuain wants his contract release clause to be lowered to £46m amid Arsenal interest, according to the Metro

Gonzalo Higuain is planning to sign a new Napoli contract which could be advantageous for Arsenal, according to the Metro.

The Argentina international set a new Serie A record at the weekend after his hat-trick in a 4-0 victory over Frosinone in the final game of the season.

Higuain’s tally of 38 is the most scored in a single season in the Italian top flight, unsurprisingly prompting a flurry of reports surrounding his future.

The Argentina international is thought to have a contract release clause of £74m, with Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea thought to be keen.

According to the Metro, Higuain wants to sign a new Napoli contract which would see his release fee lowered to a more reasonable £46m.

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Higuain was previously linked with a move to the north London club in 2014 before he opted to join Serie A side Napoli and Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil in a £42.5m deal.

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