Old Trafford boss keen on Bernabeu striker.
Premier League champions, Manchester United, are being linked with three world class strikers in time for a summer move.
Edinson Cavani of Napoli, Fernando Llorente of Athletico Bilbao and Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid are three international forwards that present European experience and would be welcome additions to the United squad.
The trio have all shown the potential to be top class forwards on their day, and have all been associated with European moves in the past.
Higuain is the youngest of the batch at 23 years-old and would probably be the preferred option for Sir Alex Ferguson as he brings in another generation of youthful stars at Old Trafford.
This may be a little far fetched. One would wonder if Sir Alex Ferguson would really be in the market for another striker given the number of options available to him. Currently his first choice strike pairing of Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney have been hugely effective as has Danny Welbeck when called upon, add to this trio the fact that Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen are knocking on the door and after notching up 22 goals in six games the need for more firepower seems somewhat unlikely.
That said, Higuain is a talented striker and a player who has reportedly found it hard to settle following the arrival of Jose Mourinho at the club. The Argentine missed most of last term with a herniated disc but has managed to net 43 goals in 69 appearances over the past two and a bit seasons.
Most tellingly the former River Plate man has started just one start this season as Mourinho has opted on the whole to start with Karim Benzema and that may lead some to believe that Higuain may be considering his options.
The £25m rated striker is also said to be attracting interest from Serie A sides.