Arsenal and Juventus have been told they cannot sign Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain until the club have a new manager.
The Guardian is reporting that Madrid won’t make any decision on the future of Higuain until they replace Jose Mourinho, who is now the manager of Chelsea.
Ahead of a charity game involving veterans of both sides at the Bernabéu, directors of both clubs met to discuss the future of the Argentina international. Juventus director general, Beppe Marotta, spoke after the game:
“Real Madrid have told us that Higuaín is not for sale and that no decision will be taken before the new coach arrives.”
Last month, the 25-year-old striker announced he wanted to leave the Bernabeu at the end of the season, with rumours that he didn’t feel valued at the club.
Arsenal are looking to bolster their attacking options in a high spending summer according to Ivan Gazidas and Higuain is top of their potential transfer list. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will be monitoring Juventus’ progression with the Argentina striker, as he hopes to tempt the forward to the Premier League.
Higuain scored 16 league goals for Madrid this season, as the club finished second in the La Liga table, 15 points adrift of rivals Barcelona.
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