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.

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.

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.