Arsenal are in pole position to land Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to reports.
Napoli lost to Roma over the weekend putting their qualification for next season’s Champions League at risk.
And reports in Italy suggest that Higuain could look to leave if the Serie A club are not playing in Europe’s top club competition next term.
Napoli remains in the Europa League this season and could yet qualify for the Champions League by winning that competition.
But Higuain has reportedly told Napoli that he has no intention of taking part in the same competition next season.
Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for Higuain in the past, but their defeat to Arsenal over the weekend may have handed the Gunners the advantage in the race for the Argentine star.