Higuain and Giroud to swap?
According to unconfirmed rumours, Arsenal are exploring the possibility of using French striker Olivier Giroud as makeweight in an attempt to land Argentine Gonzalo Higuain.
Higuain reportedly has a release clause of 94 million euros. Arsenal are unlikely to match that amount but are prepared to offer as much as 50 million euros plus Giroud in order to land their man. This is a continuation of Arsene Wenger’s recent policy of splashing big money in order to land big names.
As reported earlier in this column, Arsenal are desperate to sign a marquee striker after repeated underwhelming performances by Giroud.