Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has claimed that only one side has made a bid for in-demand striker Gonzalo Higuain, revealing that Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid had a bid rejected for the Argentine forward a month ago. 


He also told the media that the 28-year-old would be at risk of 'betraying' himself and the club if he moved to Juventus, who have been linked with him in recent weeks as they look to add to their forward line after the departure of Alvaro Morata.

De Laurentiis said: "Even if Juventus were to come back into the picture, they'd need Higuain's consent," he said. "You can't profess yourself one of the curva, singing Napoli songs and then go to Napoli's historic rival.


"The game of games has always been with Juventus. I haven't spoken to Higuain, so all these suggestions are coming from different agendas within the media.


"The only offer I've had was from the Atletico president [Enrique Cerezo] a month ago and I told him we couldn't do it. He offered me €60m plus two or three players and I said no. Leaving would be a contradiction; Juve and Napoli are likes cats and dogs. It would be the height of absurdity if he did something like that."

He went on to reveal that Napoli were considering moves for at least 10 more players over the course of the summer, saying: "We're working on various areas of the pitch.


"We're after Donati and 10 others. We need a right-back - maybe it'd be better to have someone who can play either side - then we need one or two midfielders. Then we'll see if we'll need a replacement for Higuain or not. Even without Higuain, we came second in 2013."

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