Liverpool have once again been linked with a move for Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain.
The Reds have been reported to be monitoring the Argentinian’s contract situation with the Italian club, according to Goal.com
Higuain has been linked with various moves away from Napoli and several times, the link has been Liverpool itself. According to reports, the Merseysiders are ready to swoop if the player fails to commit his future with the club.
And while Higuain is keen to stay at the club, a summer move could be on the cards if Napoli don’t get him to sign a new contract. Goal.com report: The Partenopei are willing to up the Argentine’s basic salary and extend his current deal, which runs until 2018, by a further year.However, while Higuain and his camp have publicly maintained that he is happy at the San Paolo, it is believed that a summer move would be welcomed.
The striker’s father, who is also his agent, is believed to be sitting down with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis and sporting director Riccardo Bigon in the coming weeks to discuss a contract extension. But with key games in the Serie A, the Europa League and the Coppa Italia, talks are supposed to be on a stand-still at the moment.
Liverpool will face plenty of competition for his signature as Roma, Juventus and Barcelona are also said to be interested in the player’s services.
The Reds were also linked with the player in the January transfer window which prompted his brother to clarify that the player was happy at the Naples club.
He told Italian radio station Crc, a Do Liverpool want Higuain? I dona t speak English, just Italian, French and Spanish. I havena t spoken to any club, firstly because they havena t called me and secondly because it would be disrespectful to Napoli, it wouldna t be fair.