Arsenal have reached an agreement with the agent of Gonzalo Higuain to make the Argentinean their marquee signing this summer, transfer market expert Emanuele Giulianelli has revealed.
The 28-year-old has refused to sign a new contract with Napoli and could leave the club this month.
The Gunners are ready to offer £55million as well as striker Olivier Giroud to secure the services of the striker.
But the Partenopei will only listen to offers if the player's buy-out clause of £79million is met.
"Higuain's agent (his brother) has already agreed with Arsenal a wage of €9mln for 5 yrs. Bid to Napoli not officially done yet but expected," Giulianelli wrote on Twitter.
Higuain scored a record-breaking 36 goals in last season's Serie A and is considered by many as one of the most lethal strikers on the planet.