Arsenal and Man United target Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly in the process of negotiating a new deal with Napoli that will reduce his release clause fee.
The Gunners and United are both claimed to be in the market for a new striker this summer, and Higuain’s future in Naples has been a subject of much discussion.
However, a €94m release clause fee has put off any interested parties so far with club President Aurelio De Laurentiis insisting that he would not sell for anything less.
In turn, that has led to the two parties discussing a new deal over the last few days with the Argentinian international returning to pre-season training a week early.
While it is assumed that he is ready to be part of the Napoli squad for the upcoming season and take them back to the Champions League, there is an intriguing part of negotiations that will alert the likes of Arsene Wenger and Louis Van Gaal.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Higuain wil renew until 2019 in a deal worth €6m per season. However, as part of the talks, if Napoli fail to qualify for the Champions League then he would be free to leave with the €94m release clause being reduced.
It is not reported what the new fee would be set at, but the 28-year-old will clearly push to make it a realistic figure in order to allow other clubs to have a chance of signing him should he decide to part ways with Napoli.