New Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has admitted they could be tempted to allow Gonzalo Higuain leave the Serie A club this summer if the players’ buy-out clause is triggered.
Premier League side Arsenal continue to be linked with a move for the Argentina international, and have reportedly had an opening offer turned down by the Naples outfit.
The former Real Madrid man is believed to have a release clause of up to €95m to €100m (£67m to £71.3m) inserted into his contract.
And Sarri agrees Napoli could part with Higuain if the figure is met.
“I would like Higuain to stay with us, but if they pay the clause, with that money we could return to the market,” the coach is quoted as saying on Sky Italia.
This is not the first time Higuain will be linked with a move to the Gunners after Arsenal’s failed bid last summer.
He scored 18 goals and made seven assists in 37 Serie A matches last season.