According to the Napoli’s chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, Premier League giants Arsenal were outbid by Juventus late on in the summer transfer window as they made a late attempt to sin world-class No.9 Gonzalo Higuain
Arsene Wenger’s side were among a number of host of European clubs linked with the prolific Argentine throughout the summer, with Napoli president also naming Atletico Madrid as among those to directly approach for Argentina international forward Gonzalo Higuain.
Former Real Madrid star has ended up making the move to Italian champions in the end, with neither Gunners nor Diego Simeone’s side offering enough money to convince Napoli to sell.
‘We received a request from Arsenal,’ De Laurentiis told the London Evening Standard.
‘Personally I also received a request from Atletico Madrid but they didn’t put enough money on the table.
Arsenal ended up signing Deportivo La Coruna centre-forward Lucas Perez in a bid to solve their problems in the front-line, though Arsene Wenger has ended up moving Alexis Sanchez from out wide to centre forward instead.