Mauro Icardi is Napoli’s first choice to replace Gonzalo Higuain and it’s reported Inter will let him go for over €50m.

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The Partenopei find themselves needing a new star centre-forward after Juventus activated Higuain’s release clause.

That will bring approximately €90m into the club coffers, albeit spread out over a two-year period.

Carlos Bacca of Milan is the most likely candidate, as he’s available for €30m and the Rossoneri are eager to sell quickly in order to fund their transfer strategy.

However, Icardi is the first choice to replace Higuain in the hearts of Napoli fans.

The Argentine is also only 23 years old and has scored a remarkable 52 goals in 105 competitive games for Inter.

Over the last few weeks, his wife and agent Wanda Nara has given a series of interviews complaining at the failure to improve his contract, entering into negotiations with Arsenal.

Inter have declared he is not for sale, but Wanda claims this is not true, as his price-tag is over €50m.

Atletico Madrid are also known to be interested in the centre-forward, but Napoli can promise Champions League football, regular playing time and extremely passionate supporters.

Although the Nerazzurri have been taken over by Suning Group, they are still limited by Financial Fair Play parameters and selling Icardi would solve many of those issues.