Liverpool Aim To Stump Arsenal For Serie A Goal Machine After Lodging £31.2m Bid

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Liverpool are said to be closing in on the signature of want away Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain after putting a £31.2m offer for his services on the table, according to the Metro.

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Higuain has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League ever since the summer transfer window opened, as speculation grew that he was unhappy in Italy.

A move failed to materialise, but reports are now suggesting that the Reds are leading the charge to snap him up after making the Serie A side a generous £31.2m offer for him – a fee that they believe will give them the edge over the Gunners.

Brendan Rodgers is in desperate need of a quality centre forward in January with Mario Balotelli continuing to flop and Daniel Sturridge being racked with injury problems.

Higuain, however, has also had a difficult start to the season, and has struggled to get out of second gear at the winter break fast approaches.

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