Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly requested a move from the San Paolo and is understood to be eyeing a transfer to the Premier League.
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According to the Metro, the Argentina forward has told his current employers that he is eager to test his mettle elsewhere, and has reportedly pleaded with the Partenopei to allow him to leave.
Similarly, he has asked his agent to lower his value and secure a move away from Naples, news which will pique the interest of a swathe of Premier League sides.
Napoli missed out on qualification for the Champions League last season after a final-day defeat to SS Lazio, and following the departure of Rafael Benitez—who moved to Real Madrid—it remains to be seen what the future holds for the domestic heavyweights.
Several EPL giants have been linked with a move for Higuain, and these latest revelations may well prompt some of the division’s giants to make a move.
The 27-year-old scored 29 goals in all competitions last season, and his menacing form in front of goal has reportedly caught the eye of Manchester United.
The Metro reported in June that the Argentine international had agreed to join the Red Devils this summer, with a five-year deal agreed, and the striker’s desire to push through a move may prompt Louis van Gaal to confirm a deal.
Similarly, Chelsea and Arsenal—both of whom could offer the forward a return to the Champions League—have also been linked to his signature. Jose Mourinho is understood to be tempted by a reunion with his former Real Madrid charge, and the Mirror reported that the Pensioners were preparing a £30 million move for the ex-River Plate striker.
TalkSPORT have confirmed that both Arsene Wenger’s Gunners and AC Milan are also keeping tabs on the frontman.
Finally, Liverpool have also been linked with a move for the frontman—who is currently on Copa America duty with Argentina in Chile.
While the Reds could not offer Higuain Champions League football, they have demonstrated admirable ambition this summer, with the £29 million addition of Roberto Firmino, and Brendan Rodgers may well look to sell his project at Anfield to the Albiceleste forward.