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Liverpool close in on Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain

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Gonzalo Higuain

Liverpool are on the verge of completing a big-money move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to BeIN Sports.

The Argentine centre forward has attracted interest of several big European clubs after a sensational season in Naples, netting 36 goals in 35 league appearances to break a 66-year goalscoring record for the most goals in a Serie A season.

The Merseyside club have been linked with a host of attackers in Europe this summer including Mario Gotze, Sadio Mane and Alvaro Morata but now appear to be closing on their top summer target.

While the future of Reds’ pair Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge hang in balance as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his attacking options for next campaign.

Higuain is under contract with Napoli until 2018 but the 28-year-old is reportedly keen to join the Premier League giants.

The former River Plate and Real Madrid striker was in action last night in Argentina’s 2-1 win over Chile in Copa America and Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp was seen in attendance to watch the match, fueling rumors of the Argentine’s move to Anfield this summer.

Higuain can be a huge addition to Liverpool’s squad for the upcoming season if the Reds’ wrap up the deal with the Italian club, but will raise further questions on the future of current strikers at the club.

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