I begin this column with the words of Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Napoli president.
During a presentation of a book, De Laurentiis declared: "[Last summer] someone even knocked on our door for Higuain and for this reason I inserted the clause in his contract, so if there is someone willing to pay it we will see..."
This was more than just a declaration of availability and an offer to sit down at the table and discuss with whomever wants to take Gonzalo Higuain.
This is the case for Manchester United. As I wrote last time, they are getting closer to the Argentinian striker.
Talks between Jose Mourinho and Higuain's entourage are continuing to progress.
SABATINI'S NEXT DESTINATION
Yesterday he told the press: "I asked the president to bring forward the ending of my contract and for now he seems to have accepted".
Translation: Sabatini next June will be free, Roma are looking around to find a new director and he will take a flight with his next destination London. The Blues side, of course...
SWANSEA NEED TO GET BEHIND GUIDOLIN
I don't understand some critics I've read about his work in Wales: he's doing well and he deserves confidence - from the club and from the supporters.