Arsenal transfers: Napoli deliver Gonzalo Higuain update

Napoli would consider selling Gonzalo Higuain this summer if the striker's release clause is met

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New Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has admitted that the Serie A club could be forced into selling Gonzalo Higuain this summer as Arsenal continue to be linked with a move for the Argentina international.

The forward is believed to have a release clause in his contract of around €95m and €100m, although that would translate to around £67m for English clubs due to the current exchange rate.

Arsenal are already reported to have had a bid rejected for the former Real Madrid star this summer as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attacking options at Emirates Stadium.

And Sarri concedes that the Serie A club could end up selling Higuain if the figure is met.

Sarri told Sky Italia: “I would like Higuain to stay with us, but if they pay the clause, with that money we could return to the market.”

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Higuain, who was also heavily linked with a move to Arsenal last summer, scored 18 goals and made seven assists in 37 Serie A games for Napoli last season but is apparently keen on a summer transfer away from the Italian club.

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