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Liverpool play down rumours of a move for Gonzalo Higuain - report

Higuain has been linked with Liverpool
Higuain has been linked with Liverpool

Liverpool have played down reports that they are lining up a mega-money move to sign Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Images of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp sitting next to Higuain’s agent at a game in America sparked a frenzy of speculation that the Argentine striker was preparing to complete a move to Anfield.

The Sun were among the newspapers leading with a story suggesting Klopp wanted to make Higuain his marquee summer signing, while beIN Sports claimed a deal was close to being completed.

Yet those stories have been diluted by Liverpool insiders, who have confirmed to the Echo that the club are not in the market to sign one of the most wanted strikers in European football.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been linked with a move to sign Higuain in the last year, with his sparkling form in Serie A cementing his reputation as one of the most prolific marksmen in the game.

Higuain blasted a stunning 36 goals for Napoli in Serie A in the season that came to an end last month, with that kind of scoring form not the norm in an Italian league that is traditionally tough for strikers to shine in.

Napoli have made it clear that they have no intention of selling Higuain this summer, but a mega-money move from a cash rich Premier League club could force their hand.