Premier League - Arsenal set to complete £23m Higuain deal - reports

Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly on the verge of sealing a £23 million move to Arsenal from Real Madrid.

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Gonzalo Higuain in action for Madrid (Reuters)

The Argentine, 25, has been linked with a move from Real Madrid to Arsenal for several weeks, and a deal appears set to be concluded.

Higuain is understood to be preparing to sign a £100,000-a-week three-year deal with Arsenal, which would put him among the club's top earners.

Former player Jorge Higuain, the player's father, told Fox Sports Latin America: "We have permission to negotiate [with Arsenal] and I hope that soon I can resolve my child's move to the Premier League."

"Nothing has been signed yet," he added, "but I assure you that the negotiations between the clubs are at an advanced stage."

Arsenal are reportedly keen to pair Higuain up front with Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney should the Premier League champions agree to part with the England star.

French-born Higuain joined Real from River Plate in 2007, and has scored over 120 goals in six seasons. He announced his decision to leave after the final game of the season against Osasuna.

"It has been seven years at Real Madrid and I need a change," he said. "This is a decision that I have taken calmly, it is not a snap decision. No one has gifted me anything: I have always had to fight. I want to go where they show they really want me."

He has also hit 20 in 30 matches for Argentina and is widely regarded as one of the better finishers in European football.

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