Gonzalo Higuain’s father has revealed that both Arsenal FC and Juventus have made offers to Real Madrid for the striker, while Swansea have confirmed that they are yet to receive any bid for Ashley Williams.
Reports suggested that the deal to sign Gonzalo Higuain is near completion and the Argentine international was expected to arrive at the club in the next few days. He was set to be the first big name signing this season and it was believed that the 25-year-old have already agreed personal terms with the Gunners. The transfer fee involved in this deal is believed to be £22million, and it seemed like Arsenal have managed to beat competition from Juventus. Arsenal officials are reportedly on their way to Madrid this weekend in order to complete this deal.
But Higuain’s father, Jorge Higuain has now insisted that contrary to reports the Argentine international hasn’t agreed to personal terms or signed any pre-contract with Arsenal. He said to be aware of the fact that both Arsenal and Juventus have made offers for the striker but Real Madrid needs to accept it before any progress could be made.
“Nothing has been signed yet but I can assure you there are advanced talks between the clubs.
“We wouldn’t arrange any personal contract before the clubs agree for the transfer. I’m aware Arsenal has made a strong offer, as well as Juventus.” – Jorge Higuain was quoted in press.
Real Madrid are said to waiting for the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, their new manager, before officially announcing Higuain’s departure. While earlier it was reported that Arsenal have out bided Juventus, Higuain’s father’s comment suggests that the Italian champions might be in the still in hunt for the Argentine striker.
Swansea Are Yet To Receive Any Enquiry About Ashley Williams, says Huw Jenkins
The Swansea Chairman has revealed that they are yet to contacted by any club regarding the sale of Ashley Williams, despite all the rumours. The Welsh international has been highly linked with Arsenal and Liverpool in the past few weeks and the London clubs seemed to have edged ahead of other the Merseyside club in this race for his signature.
But Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins insists that despite all the stories in papers, they are yet to receive any official bid for the center back.
‘While there seems to be constant speculation about Ashley Williams, I can honestly say that I have not had one call from anybody about him.
‘There have been all sorts of stories in the press about what is happening with Ash but I have never heard anything from anyone.’ – Jenkins was quoted in press.
With the future of Koscielny and Vermaelen secured at the club, Arsene Wenger now seems unlikely to pursue his interest in Williams or any other defender for that matter, although the London club might have to sign a full-back if Sagna decides against extending his contract at the club.