By Mark Finaly
Spanish sports daily MARCA is reporting that after having talks with Real Madrid’s new manager Carlo Ancelotti, Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain has had a change of heart and would now like to remain with Los Blanco’s.
It had been reported in the British press that a £23 million fee had been accepted for the striker from Arsenal, yet the whole deal has been dragging on as the two sides could not work out personal terms.
All that is left to do now is to reconcile with Madrid president Florentino Perez now that Ancelotti has promised Higuain a role in his team.
For Arsene Wenger and all the Arsenal plans it must come as a huge disappointment with many people thinking that the deal could have stalled over the players salary, as the current structure in place was probably not enough to get Higuain to commit.
This now leaves Wenger needing to show that he is serious about big name transfers coming to the Emirates, and whether his interest in Luis Suarez was purely to get the Madrid deal done or if he is really serious about signing the controversial Uruguayan.
Wenger has also expressed interest in Wayne Rooney but will he really want to pay close to £250,000 a week in wages?
Despite what Manchester Manager David Moyes said in Bangkok where United are on tour “Unless I was speaking double Dutch, I have said that Wayne Rooney is not for sale.”
“I have answered lots of questions about Wayne and it’s getting repetitive. I don’t want to talk about it all day. I have really covered all the things on Wayne.”
Rooney is very much for sale as is Suarez so we will soon find out if Wenger was serious or just blowing smoke out of his Arse…ne