HIGUAIN BUYOUT CLAUSE MUST BE MET
Italian giant, Napoli claim they can only give out their star centre forward, Gonzalo higuain, to another club if the €94m buyout clause is met. News outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claim the Serie A outfit are desperate to keep the goal ace, after a stellar season where he helped the club reach second place in the domestic league, just behind Juventus.
Higuain has become one of Europe's most coveted players after dazzling in the Italian top tier this season. The Argentine star bagged an astonishing 36 goals in 35 games, making him one of the top players on the continental goal scorers’ chart.
The news of his new contract offer looks set to be a huge blow to Manchester United who are keen on signing the talented forward. Jose Mourinho will be unveiled as the new Red Devils boss and the Portuguese is reportedly keen to sign the target man as he is an admirer. But Napoli's improved contract offer is reportedly worth around £100,000 a week.
It would commit the former Real Madrid striker to the club until 2020 and might put a dampener on United's pursuit. Vesuviani President Aurelio De Laurentiis will only sell the striker if his €94m buyout clause is met and has arranged a meeting with Higuain’s agent and brother Nicolas Higuain. If you want to see Gonzalo in action at Napoli you need to be quick - tickets are available from this site, though for a limited time only!
Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli claimed this week that Mourinho has already held talks with Higuain's brother, Nicola, about a move.
Aside, The Red Devils, Paris St. Germain and Chelsea are also keen on landing the player but the reports of the new deal would likely end the speculations. Mourinho is also eyeing Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic; the 34-year-old could become United's first signing under the new regime as he leaves PSG this sumer.