The club posted several tweets in response to comments made by the striker’s representative
Napoli have blasted the agent of Gonzalo Higuain in a string of tweets on their official Twitter account.
The 27-year-old has been regularly linked with a move away from the Stadio San Paolo in recent months with his agent critical of president Aurelio De Laurentiis this week.
Nicolas Higuain, who is both the brother and representative of the striker – suggested the Napoli chief was continually talking about his release clause in a bid to sell him.
“I wonder why De Laurentiis keeps talking about the clause,” explained Nicolas.
However, Napoli responded with a string of tweets on Tuesday, stating: “On June 25 we announced that the release clause on Higuain’s contract was €94.736 million.
“Why did we do this? Because some important newspapers were writing that we were negotiating to sell Gonzalo for €50m.
“It is strange that some experienced journalists don’t understand such a simple concept and do not guide those who are perhaps distracted.”