Euro giants want £4.5m ex-Premier League striker as potential replacement for Man United & Arsenal transfer target

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Napoli are understood to be considering a move to sign Hull City forward Abel Hernandez, who may move to the San Paolo as a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain.

The Argentine striker has made little secret of his desire to leave the Naples giants [according to the Daily Star], and has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League.

Both Manchester United and Arsenal have been named as potential suitors for the forward [Express], who managed 18 goals and seven assists in 37 league outings in the Italian top flight last term.

Higuain moved to Napoli back in 2013, but with the club having missed out on Champions League football, and with Rafael Benitez having departed for Real Madrid, his time with the Partenopei may be coming to an end.

According to Tuttomercato [via talkSPORT], Napoli are keen on making offensive reinforcements, and have earmarked Hull City forward Abel Hernandez as a potential addition to their forward line.

The Uruguay attacker was signed by the Tigers for £10 million a year ago [according to talkSPORT], but failed to thrive in the Premier League.

He managed just four goals in 25 league appearances, and was unable to prevent the Humberside outfit’s relegation to the Championship following a miserable campaign.

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Even if Higuain does not leave the San Paolo, Hernandez could be drafted in as a replacement for Duvan Zapata, who has been loaned out to Udinese ahead of the coming campaign.

TalkSPORT report that Hull would be willing to make a loss on the player, with a fee of around £4.5 million being mooted. Despite his struggles, such a deal would represent a bargain for Napoli.


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