Man United target set to begin £28.9m talks with Arsenal

Arsenal are ready to begin talks with Manchester United target Gonzalo Higuain in bids to lure the Napoli star to the Emirates, according to reports from the Metro.

The 27-year-old has been a long-term target for the Gunners during his time with European champions Real Madrid ahead of his move to the Serie A.

However, manager Arsene Wenger is ready to pay £28.9million to bring him to the Premier League and beat rivals United to his signature.

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The Red Devils are looking to reinforce their forward line as Robin van Persie is being linked with a departure, while loanee Radamel Falcao is set to return to AS Monaco.

Manager Louis van Gaal is currently considering moves for either Edinson Cavani or Higuain to aid lone striker Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford.

The Argentina international has been in great scoring form, netting 22 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions so far during the course of the current campaign.