Arsenal, Juventus Transfer News: Higuain not leaving Napoli; Nicola Lombardo plays down speculation

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Arsenal and Juventus may have to try harder to prize away Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli this summer. Nicola Lombardo, head of communications at the Italian club has played down speculations strongly linking the player out of Ciucciarelli.

“Gonzalo never said he wanted to leave. Juve have never asked for him and [president] Aurelio De Laurentiis does not want to sell him. … But he will be here in Dimaro to start pre-season on July 25.” Lombardo said, as reported by Goal.

Both Arsenal and Juventus are in desperate need to add a world class striker to their ranks. The Bianconeri has lost the likes of Alvaro Morata to Real Madrid while The Gunners need a top level goal threat who is better than their current option, Olivier Giroud.

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Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger knows that if he is to challenge for the English Premier League (EPL) title, then he will require the talent of Higuain upfront. Reports suggest that Wenger did submit a transfer bid for the 28-year-old of around $55.41 million along with Olivier Giroud to Napoli, but no update regarding that is known yet, according to ITASportPress.

The man from Brest, France is considered as one of the best strikers in world football at the moment. Higuain scored a total of 36 goals in 35 appearances for Napoli in the Serie A last season, which is a league record. He also registered two assists for the club with a shot accuracy of 58%, according to Squawka.

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For those who missed his goals last season, here is a video complementing the lethal nature of the striker.

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It was because of Higuain’s exploits that Napoli were able to challenge Juventus for the Serie A title last season. Juventus acquiring the Argentine will cement their status as the super power of Italian football. This will be a brilliant capture for the Old Lady as they are trying to build a team capable of lifting the Champions League trophy.

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