Arsenal and Chelsea have been told to forget about making a move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain as he is not for sale. 

Higuain has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United thought to be keen to acquire the 27-year-old's services.

The former Real Madrid star has three years left on his contract with Napoli and the Serie A club have no intention of letting him leave.

"There is absolutely no chance that Higuain will leave," club president Aurelio De Laurentiis told Italian TV station Mediaset. "Gonzalo is a Napoli player.

"I have made his (release) clause clear in order to stop the constant speculation that appears in the press. There is a precise clause."

Napoli paid Real Madrid £28million to sign Higuain in the summer of 2013 and any potential suitors would have to splash out £66.8million to activate Higuain's release clause.

Chelsea will not go that high after landing Radamel Falcao on loan, and Arsenal are likely to turn their attentions to Karim Benzema, who would cost half the price....

17/7/15 

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