Potential Arsenal boost as Napoli’s son rubbishes Argentina striker’s deal – report

Gonazlo Higuain's reported agreement with Juventus is a hoax, according to Napoli president's son

Gonzalo Higuain’s reported agreement with Juventus over a summer transfer to Turin has been branded “a hoax” by the Napoli president’s son.

The Argentina international was thought to have agreed a four-year deal with the Serie A champions over a summer move to Juventus from Napoli.

A Goal.com report suggested that Juventus were on the brink of landing the striker but needed to agree a fee with their Serie A rivals.

Arsenal have been linked with a move for the South American forward regularly throughout the summer transfer window as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attacking options at the Emirates Stadium.

However, Edo De Laurentiis, son of president Aurelio, quashed speculation linking Napoli striker Higuain with a controversial move to Juventus in the current transfer window.

“It’s just a hoax, you mustn’t believe everything,” Edo told TuttoNapoli.

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Arsenal have only signed two players in the summer transfer window so far.

The Gunners completed a £33m deal for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka in May ahead of Euro 2016 before the north London side agreed a deal for Japanese forward Takuma Asano earlier this month.

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