Arsenal and Manchester United target Gonzalo Higuain has rejected a chance to extend his contract with current employers Napoli, according to his agent and brother Nicolas Higuain.
The Argentine forward has been linked with a move away from the Serie A club this summer, with Italian publication Corriere Dello Sport reporting that the Gunners had a €60m bid rejected, while another report in the same publication has also linked the Red Devils with a big money move for the free-scoring striker.
However, the Italian club's president is adamant that the Argentine international will remain with the club beyond this summer, but has also admitted that if any club is willing to pay his €90m (£64.7m, $100.7m) release-clause, he will be allowed to leave during the ongoing transfer window.
Higuain is contracted to the club until at least the summer of 2018, a deal he signed when he moved from Real Madrid in 2013. With Napoli failing to qualify for the Champions League this season, it was believed that the striker wanted to leave, but his agent has revealed that the striker could remain at the Stadio San Paolo for the upcoming season.
"We had a meeting with the president [Aurelio De Laurentiis] in Venice 10 days ago," Higuain's brother told Radio Crc, according to Goal.com.
"We talked about everything. He offered a one-year contract extension, but in my opinion - and ours - we will continue with the original contract, expiring in 2018."
"The contract isn't that different to the one we signed before, so for us it's not a real offer. We are calm and happy to continue with the current conditions," Higuain's representative explained.
"At the moment, we have faith that Gonzalo will stay at Napoli, with a team which is 100 per cent focused and can win something. It seems strange, but the big clubs have not contacted me, nor have I spoken with anyone."