Arsenal dealt setback in chase for £35m-rated striker

Arsenal could be set to miss out on one of their priority transfer targets this summer as Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain want to move to a club where he is guaranteed success, according to

The 27-year-old Argentina international is on the radar of Arsenal, Juventus and Atletico Madrid and could be set to stay in Serie A with a switch to Juve.

That news comes as a blow to the Gunners, with Wenger believed to be keen on acquiring the services of the former Real Madrid star, who is rated at £35.2 million by

Arsenal were strongly linked with Higuain before he joined Napoli for around £29 million in July 2013 and have kept tabs on the player since.

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Napoli look set to miss out on a place in next season’s Champions League and that will see Higuain sold this summer, with Juventus now emerging as his most likely destination.

The Serie A champions are preparing for a Champions League final clash with FC Barcelona and are looking like a real force once again.

The Old Lady’s dominance in Italy almost guarantees success and that is something Higuain wants to be a part of if Napoli cannot consistently challenge for silverware.

Do Arsenal need to sign Gonzalo Higuain this summer? Would a move to Juventus suit the striker?

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