Napoli ‘won’t accept any less than £78.5m for Higuain’

Date published: Monday 18th July 2016 5:24

Gonzalo Higuain: Reportedly rejected a new deal at Napoli.

Napoli will not accept anything less than the value of Gonzalo Higuain’s £78.5million release clause if the striker is to be allowed to leave.

Higuain has been linked with Juventus and Arsenal this summer, but Napoli are refusing to budge over their demands for the Argentine.

Sky in Italy say Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis spoke to Juventus counterpart Andrea Agnelli at a Serie A meeting on Monday.

Higuain is thought to be interested in joining the Serie A champions, who would reportedly be willing to meet the 94million euros cost with a cash-plus-players package.

According to Sky, the players Napoli would consider are Simone Zaza, Roberto Pereyra, Stefano Sturaro and Daniel Rugani.

If the two clubs cannot agree a package, then Napoli are thought to be willing to allow Juve to pay the cash sum over a two-year period.

Arsenal are also said to be interested but it seems unlikely that Arsene Wenger would be willing to stump up the money required to recruit Higuain.

Olivier Giroud has been linked with Naploli as part of any possible deal, with the France striker’s agent open to the possibility of moving to Serie A.

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