Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said he is interested in taking Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain to Italy as he looks to replace striker Edison Cavani.
The club confirmed a 64.5 million euro deal with PSG for the Uruguayan forward – and will now look to spend that cash on reinforcements for Rafa Benitez’s new side.
Higuain confirmed at the end of last season that he was looking for a fresh challenge, and was linked with Juventus at one stage.
A transfer to the Premier League and Arsenal looked all but certain, but the North London side seem to have cooled their interest in the Argentinean in favour of Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.
Now, De Laurentiis has said he is keen to take the striker to Italy to bolster the squad.
Speaking to La Repubblica Sport, he stated: “It’s true that we’re negotiating for Gonzalo Higuain and Leandro Damiao.
“The money we got for Cavani was 64.5mil and added to the 60mil we had set aside for the transfer budget there will be 124.5mil to carefully invest on Napoli. There are various names on the table, we’re assessing the situation.”