Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain

Napoli are holding firm in their negotiating for Gonzalo Higuain, a transfer target for Juventus and Arsenal.

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.

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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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