Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has stalled on a move to Napoli - in the hope Arsenal come back in.

Higuain asked for 48 hours to think over whether to join Napoli after Rafa Benitez's new club had a £30million bid accepted for the Argentine World Cup star.

It is believed Higuain would still prefer moving to Arsenal but his potential switch to the Emirates went cold after Real Madrid suddenly "moved the goalposts" and increased the price from £24m to £32m.

Arsenal had agreed personal terms with Higuain but are not willing to increase on their valuation and have now made Liverpool striker Luis Suarez their No.1 target.

But if Real Madrid can sell Higuain - and the Spanish club have yet to confirm they have accepted Napoli's bid as reported in the Italian media - then it may give them the cash to launch a full scale bid for Suarez.

Suarez would prefer to go to Real Madrid and if Higuain ends up going to Napoli it could leave Arsenal missing out on their top three targets as Wayne Rooney is set for a move to Chelsea.