Reports in the Italian Press this morning claim that Aurelio De Laurentiis is ‘furious’ with rumours that Gonzalo Higuain will move to Barcelona.
The Argentine striker has publicly admitted that he would be interested in teaming up with international teammate Lionel Messi at Camp Nou next season.
And the former Ballon d’Or winner himself has said that he would like the ex-Real Madrid man to join him in the Catalan capital.
However, La Repubblica insist that the Partenopei President is so incensed by these reports, he will refuse to sell Higuain no matter what the fee.
The Stadio San Paolo outfit’s owner has already assured Coach Rafa Benitez that he will be able to call upon his striker next season, despite heavy rumours to the contrary.
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