Report: Argentine striker wants release clause lowered; Arsenal and Manchester United among interested parties

Gonzalo Higuain has been one of the most prolific strikers on the planet this year, scoring an incredible 36 goals in Napoli's Serie A campaign.

Italian sports publication Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has asked his club to lower his £72 million buy-out clause, in order for him to make a move to a Premier League club, reported via talkSPORT.

The newspaper claims that this will spark a fierce battle for his signature, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all keen on the Argentinian hit-man.

Arsenal were close to signing the former Real Madrid man three years ago, but balked at Madrid's increased asking price of £35 million.

Manchester United are desperately in need of a new striker, while Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger continues to receive criticism for his persistence in backing Olivier Giroud as the club's main marksman.

The arrival of Antonio Conte at Chelsea is set to spark a revamp of their ageing squad, while rumours of Diego Costa's apparent unhappiness in West London refuse to go away.

The Argentina international is the kind of player who would be perfectly suited to the Premier League. He is strong, fantastic with his back to goal, good in the air, and clinical when presented with a goal-scoring opportunity. His career record of 151 goals in 285 games highlights what a fantastic addition he would be to any side in world football.

The 28-year-old is in the prime period of his career, and the newspaper suggests a fee of around £47 million may tempt the Italian club into selling their star striker.

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