Manchester United reportedly interested in Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain

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An Argentine striker is said to be attracting the interest of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

According to a report from Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport, Manchester United are interested in signing Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain this summer.

The story claims United have a substantial amount of money to spend in the close-season and the Argentine international is high on their list of potential new strikers, with manager Louis van Gaal impressed by his talent in front of goal.

With Radamel Falcao heading back to AS Monaco at the end of his loan spell, and with Robin van Persie having only a year left on his current contract, it would be no surprise if United signed a quality goal-scorer this summer to compete with Wayne Rooney. But the latest report from Italy claims that Napoli have no intention of selling Higuain.

The 27-year-old centre forward has scored 27 goals and provided 11 assists this season, and he has a total of 51 goals for the Italian side and a total of 181 in his club career.

His current contract runs until the summer of 2018, and there is no suggestion that United will tempt Napoli into business. But if van Gaal is willing to offer big money for a great player there could yet be a twist in the tale.

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