Marca are today reporting that Arsenal won’t up their proposed bid of €26m for Gonzalo Higuain before stating, in the same piece, that Arsenal haven’t made an offer.
Here’s how we imagine that conversation went:
Arsenal – If we offer €26m will you take it?
Real Madrid – No.
Arsenal – Ok, then we won’t offer it.
According to the piece Marca are still clinging to the fanciful idea that they can get €40m for a player they wanted less than €30m for only a few weeks ago.
Speaking on TalkSport, journalist Graham Hunter claimed that Arsenal had an agreement with Higuain but Real Madrid then went and raised his asking price. Marca claim Arsneal have moved from €21m to €26m after an agreement with the player though while none of this is in the form of an official bid is anyone’s guess.
Of course, Higuain’s dad said that they wouldn’t agree anything with another club until Real Madrid gave the ok so it’s hard to figure out what is actually going on in this transfer as we’ve been saying for a while now.
The only new information which has come out recently is the change in asking price. Beyond that, what is likely to happen is anyone’s guess.
Higuain is still said to want to leave Madrid according to reports in both AS and Marca.