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Higuain sale could be the spur for Napoli's Harry Kane bid, says Maradona


Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur

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Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur

Argentina footballing legend Diego Maradona has urged his former club Napoli to cash in on striker Gonzalo Higuain this summer in order to fund a move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Maradona has revealed he has been in contact with the Napoli board and has discussed the future of Higuain with the club's outspoken president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, ahead of the summer transfer window.

While Napoli have shown a tendency to sell their biggest names - following the big money departures of Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani when Paris Saint-Germain came calling - they have reinvested smartly to keep them in the fight for the title where Inter Milan and AC Milan have fallen away in recent years.

Napoli sit second in the Serie A table, although defeat to Roma saw Juventus clinch a fifth consecutive Scudetto success, and their 26-year wait for a third league title could lead to Higuain being moved on and a new striker brought in to try and topple the Italian champions - something Maradona believes will happen this summer.

The former Argentina national team coach and World Cup winner went on to identify Tottenham striker Kane as his perfect replacement for Higuain.

Belfast Telegraph