Napoli admit Higuain talks

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has admitted his club are in negotiations to sign Gonzalo Higuain.

De Laurentiis made the revelation this morning after taking part in a Q&A session on social network Twitter, revealing that the Serie A club have €124.5m at their disposal for new players.

Napoli have money available following the sale of Edinson Cavani to Paris Saint-Germain and De Laurentiis explained how the figures stack up.

“If we add that €64.5m to the €60m that we had in our budget already then we get €124.5m that Napoli will invest with diligence and experience,” he noted.

“It’s true we are in negotiations with Higuain and also [Internacional’s] Damiao,”

He also confirmed Spanish international Raul Albiol, Real Madrid’s 27-year-old defender, is close to a move to Naples.

“Raul Albiol is having his medical. Let us hope he passes it.”

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