Napoli have confirmed that they will not budge over Gonzalo Higuain’s £80m price tag after meeting with Juventus on Monday.
The ball now seems to firmly be in Juve’s court: they either pay the full amount, without an additional player or any reductions, or they can stop sniffing around Napoli’s striker.
Juventus aren’t a massively rich club and this is going to come as a huge blow considering, on the face of it, they appeared to be in poll position to sign Higuain. If they have to pay £80m, as is being reported by some sections of the media, it’s highly doubtful that they can afford that.
Juve have around £23m from selling Alvaro Morata back to Real Madrid but, although my maths isn’t fantastic, I’d say they’re still a long way off of meeting the Argentine’s price.
According to Di Marzio, after meeting today, Napoli have made it very clear they’re not up for negotiations. If Juve want Higuain, it’s the price, the full price and nothing but the price (so help them, God).
For the latest on Arsenal’s link with Higuain, click here.