The Partenopei president reiterated the striker is not for sale, adding that the Argentine will betray the club’s fans if he joins the Serie A champions or any other Italian club
Aurelio De Laurentiis has suggested Gonzalo Higuain will betray Napoli fans if he leaves the club to join Juventus.
The Serie A champions are determined to land the Argentine striker, having already agreed personal terms with him over a four-year contract.
Napoli president De Laurentiis, however, has told Juve director that they will have to match his €94.7 million release clause if they want to lure the 28-year-old from the Stadio San Paolo.
And De Laurentiis has reiterated that there is no way he will allow Higuain to join another Italian club – with Arsenal also heavily linked – and is intrigued to see if the forward will “betray” the club’s supporters.
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“Higuain will not go to Juventus,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss. “In fact, it would not be right if he went to another Italian club.
“The rumours mean nothing, Gonzalo has another two years remaining on his contract. If no club presents itself with a fee equal to the release clause in his contract, clearly he will remain at Napoli.
“There aren’t many clubs that can pay that sum. We’ll also have to see whether Higuain wants to betray the love he swore to the Neapolitans.”
Higuain finished Serie A top goalscorer last season with 36 goals in 35 appearances.