Napoli puts £67m price tag on striker Gonzalo Higuain

Napoli have put a £67m price tag on the Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuaín to ward off reported interest from a host of Europe’s leading clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool and Milan.

Higuaín was among Rafael Benítez’s first signings in the summer of 2013 and has enjoyed a prolific two seasons at Napoli, scoring 50 goals, but despite two on the final day of the season against Lazio as well as a missed penalty, his side missed out on qualification for the Champions League.

Napoli have no interest in cashing in on one of their prized assets however, releasing a statement informing potential suitors that they must meet a release clause of €94.7m (£67m) to sign the 27-year-old.

Higuaín is currently at the Copa América with Argentina, where he scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory against Jamaica to book his side’s place in the last eight of the tournament, where they will play Colombia.

Credit: Guardian Sport