Napoli have decided to offer Gonzalo Higuain a new contract at Stadio San Paolo as they try to keep him away from a vast list of admirers, the Daily Express report.
The Express report that Manchester United and Arsenal, as well as Liverpool, were leading the Premier League charge for his signature, after reports suggested that he was unhappy with the Serie A side.
According to the Express, he was jeered by his own fans at the back end of the last campaign, and his desire to leave reportedly increased once Rafael Benitez departed.
With plenty of strikers appearing to have their futures in question this summer, the possibility of Higuain departing for the Premier League seemed all the more tangible once his release clause was made public. The Express report that it would take £65m for any interested club to bag his signature.
While that is a large amount of money to pay for someone who is 27, and failed to inspire his side to a position from which they would qualify for the Champions League, the former Real Madrid man has proved that he is one of the most ruthless forwards in Europe.
Should one of the interested clubs endure a slow start to the campaign, and if any are capable of paying such an amount, Arsenal, Man United, or Liverpool may decide that paying £65m is a risk worth taking, especially if Higuain makes his feelings clear by rejecting Napoli’s attempts to keep him.
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