Gonzalo Higuain is a goal scoring machine and longtime rumored transfer target of Liverpool. Never before has the link between player and club been serious enough to focus on, however.
But now the Mirror writes that the striker is truly committed to finding a way out of a Napoli side that finished second in Serie A this past campaign. Playing for Jürgen Klopp at Anfield is of particular interest to him, according to the report.
Higuain, who has scored 91 goals in all competitions over a three year stretch for Napoli, "is not deterred by the Reds' failure to qualify for Europe next season" and wishes to be a centerpiece in Liverpool's retooling effort. The 28-year-old has the talent to deliver in the Premier League, but with two years remaining on his contract he might be too expensive for Liverpool to pursue.
Last summer, Napoli said in a statement that his release clause was €94,736,000 (£72m). That's a lot of money for a team with multiple areas of concern to throw at a single player.
Still, the prospect of obtaining such a reliable goal scorer is tantalizing for a Liverpool side coming off such an up-and-down season in the attack. It'll be interesting to see if this Higuain rumor possesses more staying power than the flimsy ones of past summers.