Premier League giants given the green light to go after £74m striker

After having been linked with a move to the Premier League for quite some time Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have been given the green light by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis to go after the clubs star striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The 28-year-old Argentinean striker is on fire this season having scored 32 goals in all competitions for the Serie A club, to make him Europe’s top scorer behind Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

When talking about the possible sale of I Ciucciarelli’s best player, De Laurentiis ruled nothing out, but reminded reporters that the former Real Madrid front man had a large buyout clause in his contract.

‘We haven’t received any offers for Higuain,’ De Laurentiis told reporters.

‘In principle he will stay with us.

‘In any case there is a buyout clause, thought to be around 94 million (euros). If any offers come we will listen to them.’

Despite Higuain’s goal scoring talent it is hard to imagine a Premier League club paying that amount of money for a player who is in his prime, but given the fact Barcelona paid Liverpool £65 million for Luis Suarez you have to figure that the Napoli star must be worth a similar amount.

Would any Premier League club be willing to pay that much though is another question with the British transfer record well below that amount at £59.7 million paid by Manchester United to Real Madrid for Angel Di Maria.