Arsenal and Manchester United have been given a slight boost in their chase to sign Gonzalo Higuain after remarks made by Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, Daily Star reports.
The 27-year-old has emerged as a potential striking candidate for both the Gunners as well as United over the past few months.
He is now being tipped to leave the Serie A outfits after missing out on a Champions League spot with a fifth place finish.
De Laurentiis revealed that his squad may need to undergo an overhaul and acquire some home-grown talent as many top players are unlikely to play in the Europa League.
“We must begin again from an all-Italian Napoli,” he said.
“I put that idea into my head after a few feelers were sent out, confirming several overseas players wouldn’t accept the Europa League.
“It meant we had to start again from a healthier provincial approach.
“We believe in our young players and know they can grow.”
Although Higuain enjoyed a great season in front of goal, he is among the names linked with a move to a team that can offer him a place in Europe’s top flight competition.