Report: Napoli star Gonzalo Higuain dreaming of Liverpool

The Argentine has a host of clubs interested in him, but has reportedly asked Napoli to wait for a bid from Liverpool.

Liverpool have been handed a boost in the race to sign Gonzalo Higuain, with the player reportedly keen on a move to the Premier League, claims Sportmediaset.

The Argentine has been the subject of increased speculation about a move away from Italy for quite some time, with the exit of boss Rafa Benitez looking to have made an exit all the more likely.

Liverpool are one of his potential suitors, with the Metro reporting they have made an approach, and now they have been handed a boost, with Sportmediaset claiming the player has specifically asked club president Aurelio De Laurentiis to seriously consider their offer for his services.

They would however face stiff competition from a host of Premier League clubs for his services, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United having all been credited with an interest in the past by talkSPORT

A perfect but costly solution 

There’s no denying though that Higuain could be an ideal signing for the Reds as they look to return to the Champions League once again.

They are in desperate need of a proven goal-scoring forward, with Daniel Sturridge’s long-term fitness still questionable and the other forwards at the club so far proving to be unsuccessful.

Whether Liverpool could afford his asking price is another matter entirely, with Napoli likely to ask for big money before they consider selling their star man, and Brendan Rodgers’ side unlikely to be able to compete with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and United in terms of wages either.

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