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Premier League sides will have to pay €100m to sign prolific Serie A striker

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has attracted plenty of interest from the Premier League in recent times, but could be set for a new contract in Naples.

The Argentinian international has been in sensational form so far this season, scoring 20 goals in 20 league games to fire his side to the top of the Serie A table.

According to La Repubblica, as noted by Football Italia, the Partenopei are set to reward him for that form with a new deal that will include an increased release clause fee of €100m.

It is a move from the Italian giants to ward off interest from the top sides around Europe, mostly from the Premier League, who have previously shown an interest in signing the former Real Madrid man.

As reported by The Daily Star, Arsenal were amongst those clubs looking to sign Higuain in the summer transfer window, and had been expected to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United for his signature in the coming weeks and months.

However, it now appears as though they will be forced to search elsewhere given Napoli have no desire to sell and will make it as difficult as possible for a transfer to happen.

Maurizio Sarri has rejuvenated Napoli since his arrival last summer, with the club losing just once since the opening day of the season in all competitions.

With Higuain leading the charge and playing a fundamental role in their success, they will be desperate to keep hold of him and the reported €100m release clause will undoubtedly help that process.

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