A host of Premier League sides have been told what they will need to do if they wish to sign Gonzalo Higuain this summer: match his £67m buyout clause.
The Daily Express report that Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal are all keen on the Argentinian striker, with reports in Italy suggesting that the latter have already had a bid of £43.2m rejected by the Serie A side.
To discourage further offers that fall short of what the club are willing to accept, Napoli have issued a statement confirming what it will take for the forward to be able to begin talks with any interested parties.
“The club stresses that the Argentine has an existing contract clause of £67 million,” it read.
“No bids below that figure will be accepted, those who want the player will have to match that valuation,” it added.
It may not be too difficult for the English trio to try and convince the 27-year-old to move to the Premier League, as the Express suggest he’s keen to move for Champions League football next season, as Napoli failed to qualify.
And while he has an impressive goalscoring record, the fee involved is likely to put the former Real Madrid man under a level of pressure that only a huge amount of goals is likely to alleviate.