Gonzalo Higuain will not leave Napoli for less than £66m clause

Napoli's Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the UEFA Europa League first-leg quarter-final
Image: Gonzalo Higuain: Scored 18 goals for Napoli in Serie A last term

Napoli have told interested clubs they will have to splash out £66million to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Higuain netted 18 goals in Serie A last season and Napoli have now released a statement explaining that any club wanting to buy Higuain will have to meet his €94.7m (£66m) buy-out clause.

"Napoli are keen to clarify certain articles, published in some newspapers, about the departure of Higuain," a statement by the club read.

"The official clarification from Napoli is the following: there is a clause in Gonzalo Higuain's contract. The clause is £66million.

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"There have been no bids. Anyone who wants the player will have to pay the club that amount."

Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal of the game as Argentina beat Jamaica in the Copa America.
Image: Higuain: Scored the only goal of the game as Argentina beat Jamaica in the Copa America

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