Gonzalo Higuain wants Copa America glory, before he thinks of a possible Premier League switch

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The Argentine star wants to erase the disappointment of World Cup final defeat, by helping his team win the Copa America.

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain appears to be at the centre of a Premier League transfer tug of war, judging by reports over the last twenty-four hours.

According to The Sun, Chelsea are preparing to launch a £30 million bid to land the 27-year-old, whilst in contrast, The Star claim that it's Manchester United leading the chase for his signature.

However, both recognise the long standing interest of Arsenal, whilst conscious there's every chance the former Real Madrid star could stay in Italy, with Juventus also said to be keen.

Meanwhile, the transfer speculation surrounding his future, couldn't be further from the mind of the 27-year-old, as he prepares to compete with Argentina in the 2015 Copa America.

Argentina start their group campaign this weekend with an opening match against Paraguay, and speaking with the official AFA national team website, Higuain insists the focus of himself and his team, is performing well at the tournament.

"We're really enthusiastic. I've always said, every time I join up with the international squad, it has to be taken the best way and with the maximum expectation of achieving our objectives."

In that regard and as one of the strong favourites, Higuain assured: "We'll take this tournament with the level of seriousness it merits."

There's another important reason why Higuain wants Argentina to win the Copa America, explaining he's still smarting about the 2014 World Cup final defeat against Germany.

"I know Brazil 2014 is now in the past, and in football you're given a chance for revenge, but fine. What we'll be looking for is to cure this wound, by winning the Copa America, which we haven't done for a long time now."

For certain, both Chelsea and Manchester United will both be keeping a keen eye on the performances of Higuain, although media talk of a move being concluded mid-tournament, is perhaps a little wide of the mark.

Right now, the only thoughts for Higuain right now, are performing to the best of his capabilities with Argentina, with the aim of helping spearhead them to success in the Copa America.

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