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Higuain close to Arsenal, says agent

Created on Jun. 26, 2013 9:19 AM EST

Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is closing in on a move to Arsenal, according to the player's brother and agent.

The Argentinian stated his desire to leave the Santiago Bernabeu following the conclusion of the 2012-13 campaign and has subsequently been strongly linked with both Arsenal and Juventus.

However, the 25-year-old's sibling and representative has now revealed that the Premier League outfit are in pole position to capture the 25-year-old.

"I think that Higuain is now closer to Arsenal," Nicolas Higuain told TMW on Wednesday.

"Juventus are a great club, but Gonzalo is too expensive for them."

Nicolas again underlined the Gunners' status as favourites for his brother's signature when asked whether Serie A outfit Napoli, who are widely expected to lose striker Edinson Cavani, could become involved.

"Napoli are a strong side and that place represents a lot for Argentines," he continued. "Saying that, I can’t deny that Gonzalo is now close to Arsenal."

Higuain joined Real Madrid from River Plate in 2007 and has scored 122 goals in 266 appearances for the Spanish club.