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Spurs may edge Arsenal in Higuain chase

The Mirror reports that Arsenal and Spurs are to do battle this summer over the signing of Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, who has fallen out of favour at the Bernebeau.

The Argentine hitman has been a consistent source of goals since joining Real Madrid in 2007, but now finds himself behind Karim Benzema in the pecking order – another player who has been linked to Arsenal several times.

Spurs are keen to add to their rather limited strikeforce of Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor, and may be able to use Gareth Bale, a rumoured target for Real, as a bargaining tool.

Arsenal are also a little thin upfront after last summer’s sale of Robin van Persie, with extra competition to the likes of Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott needed. However, Real’s asking price of around £22million for Higuain might prove too high for Arsene Wenger.

Other sources claim that Manchester City are also interested, so I can’t see Arsenal winning a bidding war on this occasion. Higuain will rightly attract a lot of interest and will have the pick of a number of clubs, so I don’t think this one will happen for us.

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