Liverpool Boosted In Chase For £30m Attacker As His Club Finds Replacement

Liverpool have received a major boost in the transfer market with reports claiming they close to signing Napoli star man, Gonzalo Higuain, for a fee expected to be around £30m.

The Napoli star man had been linked away from the club severally but further reports suggest the Argentine international could have his way as Napoli have opted to sign Manolo Gabbidini from Sampdoria for £11m.

Rumours suggest that the Reds know that a £30 million bid would trigger the player’s release clause and may look set to land the player before the end of January instead of the initial agreement of signing the attacker next summer.

Napoli is said to be under pressure to offload the player for several reasons. Majorly to relieve themselves of the burden of financial fair play hammer.

Benitez had tried to dismiss rumours claiming the Argentine can’t play together with Duvan Zapata, while the club also has in their rank the likes of Jose Callejon, Lozenzon Insigne, Michu and Dries Mertens.

“Can Higuain and Zapata play together? Yes, it’s a possibility and we did that a few times during games, but it can be an option when starting too,” Benitez said last month.

Benitez whose contract expires with Napoli at the summer is reportedly considering a move back to Anfield with a condition – that the club signs Gonzalo Higuain.

Liverpool have been in search for a decent striker following the arrival of summer flop, Mario Balotelli and will consider their options in landing the Argentine who also want out of the Italian side. With Balotelli struggling to find his goal scoring boots, signing someone like Higuain either in the winter or later in the summer will surely help the reds finally start scoring once more.

The Argentine moved from Real Madrid to Napoli in 2013 for a transfer fee of £34.5m and has since been inspirational with the Italian side.

The arrival of Manolo Gabbidini means that Liverpool’s plan to sign the attacker will arrive at Anfield sooner than expected.