Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly turned down a new contract offered by the club, as he has begun to attract interest around Europe.
The Argentine is having a stellar season, having scored 29 goals in 30 Serie A appearances this season. With this spectacular form, it has convinced the Napoli hierarchy to keep hold of Higuain at all costs.
According to Corriere dello Sport, the forward is prepared to reject any offer presented by president Aurelio De Laurentiis, who would be willing to extend the player’s contract until 2020 with a buy-out clause set at €100 million. It is also reported that the player’s new deal would see the former Real Madrid man net €7.5m per year.
Interested clubs include Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Manchester United, who are all prepared to go head to head for the player’s services by offering up to €10m per year.
The financial power of the foreign sides might force the Partenopei to cash in on their star player, with the player’s contract currently running until June 2018. If the club fail to secure a new deal with the player, they will be forced to sale him or risk losing him on a free transfer.
Higuain signed for Napoli in the summer of 2013 for €40m and has since gone on to become a crucial player in the side.