Real Madrid would accept payment for Gonzalo Higuain in three or four instalments from Juventus, according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The value of the wantaway striker is reportedly a stumbling block though, with Madrid looking for in the region of €30 million, but Juventus not willing to pay more than €22 million.
It is thought however, that a compromise of around €25 million could see the completion of a deal for the 25-year-old.
Despite that complication, an agreed price plan would be a blow for Arsenal, who have been strongly linked with Higuain, having already stated their intention to spend £70 million this summer.
They would prefer to believe reports from the last few days that Carlos Tevez has agreed personal terms with Juventus, as it is believed the Turin based side are only looking to buy one of the two Argentineans.
Of course, where both players end up next season could be influenced by the destination of Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic, who is the other forward Arsenal and Juventus look set to race against each other to sign.
Jovetic has admitted that he has found the attention shown to him by the Bianconeri flattering, but also that he would be open to a Premier League move.