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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says Argentine striker Higuain "disrespected" the Italian football club's fans by leaving for Serie A rivals Juventus for 90 million euros ($98.9 million).

De Laurentiis on Friday responded to Higuain with a letter posted on the club's website saying the 28-year-old's accusation that the president was the reason he left for Juventus is disrespectful to Napoli fans.

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Italian football champions Juventus today announced the historic signing of Napoli's Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain on a five-year deal for a mammoth transfer fee of €90 million ($98.9 million). And the Argentine striker arrived in Turin on Wednesday, after his official move to Juventus and was given a rapturous welcome by the Serie A club's fans.

Juventus published on Wednesday on Twitter a photo of Higuain upon his arrival at Caselle airport under the title "He is here".

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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis denied that Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain has asked to leave the football club, with Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta also confirming there’s "no negotiations" for the Argentine.

De Laurentiis said in a press conference on Monday that the 28-year-old has never told him he wants to leave and that no club has agreed to pay his release clause of 94.7 million euros ($104.8 million).

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Despite recent reports linking Chelsea to a winter swoop for Arsenal’s summer transfer target, Gonzalo Higuain, ex-England coach Fabio Capello believes that the Blues are more likely to land AS Monaco’s Radamel Falcao than Higuain.

The current Russian coach, Capello, pointed to the paucity of world class strikers who are willing to move in January prior to the World Cup as a possible reason why there may not be much movement among the big names this transfer window. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said, “There aren’t many strikers who can make the difference in January, but I’d see Radamel Falcao settling in well at Chelsea.”

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There were always expected to be tears for one of the big fish in Group F, and they came Napoli's way at the final whistle at the Stadio San Paulo as the hosts beat Premier League leaders Arsenal 2-0 thanks to second half goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon, but were forced to settle for a Europa League spot as an 87th minute winner from Kevin Grosskreutz sent Borussia Dortmund through to the last 16 as winners of the Group of Death and Arsenal through as runners-up, despite all three teams being tied with 12 points at the end of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

Arsenal came to Naples knowing that anything but a 3-0 defeat would see them go through, but the prize on offer was top spot should they pick up a draw or a win. For close to an hour that looked a distinct possibility with the Gunners playing the better football in a first half that didn't see any real clear cut chances of note, and the biggest highlight being a cheeky clearance attempted by Wojciech Szczesny nearly embarrassing the Polish keeper as it cannoned off Higuain and sneaked wide.

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Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis spent just ten minutes in persuading Gonzalo Higuain to join the club, this summer, despite north Londoners Arsenal having ‘wasted’ months following the Argentine, only to reach a dead end in his transfer saga.

De Laurentiis was quoted telling Sky Sports News, in his usual eccentric way: “We were in the mountains with the team and I asked my people, should we call Real Madrid? In 10 minutes it was done for €38m plus add-ons.

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With reports of Napoli having a bid accepted for Gonzalo Higuain, Arsene Wenger was aware that transfer business regarding Suarez had to be done quickly because of a domino effect that is to follow. With Real Madrid getting a cash influx from the sale of Higuain, they would have enough funds to presumably make a serious bid for Luis Suarez. Higuain was a player Arsenal were looking at earlier this summer, but the Gunners could not agree a fee with Madrid. Arsenal are facing the serious possibility of losing out on all their top summer targets.

However, Arsenal have responded in emphatic and sly fashion. The Daily Mirror are reporting that the Gunners have made a bid of exactly one pound above 40 million for Suarez, triggering an integral clause in the mercurial Uruguayan’s contract. A lot of debate has occurred over the exact details of this clause. It has emerged that a bid above 40 million pounds will cause Liverpool to inform Suarez about the bid. Suarez has voiced his desire to leave Anfield in search of Champions League football, and it is understood that this bid will get Suarez to force a move out of Liverpool. Arsenal have apparently offered the controversial striker a 5 year, 150,000 pounds a week contract.

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