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Liverpool and Arsenal BLOW as transfer target offered new contract

Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester United target Gonzalo Higuain has been offered a new deal by Napoli, reports the Daily Express.

The Italian side are also demanding £65 million if they are going to sell the 27-year-old, which is a lot of money for a player who has played well but not lit up the continent in recent years. He netted 31 goals in 63 games last season, which is a good return, but not at a level that will single-handedly win a team trophies.

“There is absolutely no chance that Higuain will leave. Gonzalo is a Napoli player,” club president Aurelio de Laurentiis said, “I have made his (release) clause clear in order to stop the constant speculation that appears in the press.”

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This may not be that terrible for the Merseyside outfit, who have recently signed Christian Benteke to reinforce their front line. However, both the Gunners and the Red Devils will be hurt by it, with both relying heavily on one forward at the moment.

Wayne Rooney is only backed up Javier Hernandez at Old Trafford, while Olivier Giroud is the main man for the North Londoners. If either are going to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title they will need to make sure that are able to score regularly throughout the campaign.

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