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Higuaín Given Permission to Talk to Arsenal, Says Player's Father

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COMMENTARY | Gonzalo Higuaín has once again been linked with a move to Arsenal. The Real Madrid star is expected to leave Madrid this summer and the Gunners seem to be the front runners. For the last few weeks, Arsenal and current Italian champions Juventus were thought to be battling it out for the 25 year old striker.

However, after Juventus secured the transfer of Carlos Tévez from Manchester City on June 26th (along with signing fellow striker Fernando Llorente earlier in the summer), it appears increasingly likely an Arsenal move for Higuaín is evident.

Higuaín's brother reiterated these assumptions on June 26th by telling TuttoMercato, "If Tevez joins Juve, is Higuain closer to Arsenal? I think so. Juventus is a great club, but Gonzalo is too expensive for them." He also added, "Napoli are a strong team. Having said that, I cannot deny that Gonzalo is now close to Arsenal."

While it has been a week since Higuaín's brother made these comments, no official word of a deal for the Argentina international has been announced. To add to the drama, another family member of Higuaín has come forward to talk to TuttoMercato. Higuaín's future was this time discussed by his father.

He was quoted to say, "We do not negotiate with any club without permission of the selling club. We have permission (from Real Madrid) and hopefully we can soon see my son in the Premier League."

The news of Higuaín and his agent negotiating a deal with Arsenal brass would surely please Gunner fans. Arsenal fans have wanted a big summer signing (hopefully more than one), and Higuaín would be just that.

Christopher Moore has been following Arsenal Football Club for over 10 years.

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