Gonzalo Higuain won't leave Napoli for under £78.5m - Sky sources

Napoli have named their price for their in-demand forward Gonzalo Higuain, amid interest from Arsenal and Juventus

Napoli will not sell striker Gonzalo Higuain for anything less than his £78.5m release clause, according to Sky sources.

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

Higuain has a £78.5m (94m euros) release clause in his contract, a figure Juventus are willing to meet by offering cash as well as players.

Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain celebrates
Image: Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly keen on a move to Juventus

If Napoli reject the players offered, it is understood they would allow the Italian champions to pay the release clause over a two-year period.

Sky in Italy understand the players Napoli would consider are Simone Zaza, Roberto Pereyra, Stefano Sturaro and Daniel Rugani.

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Napoli are also aware of interest in Higuain from Arsenal, but there has been no contact from the Gunners over a deal for the 28-year-old.

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Higuain, who joined Napoli from Real Madrid in 2013, has two years remaining on his contract in Naples. He ended the 2015/16 season as the top scorer in Serie A with 36 goals. 

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