According to Skysports, United are favourites to sign the Argentina international from Napoli this summer, with and Atletico Madrid also believed to be interested in acquiring his signature as well.
Meanwhile, the Express claim the goal machine has release clause which is set at £66 million.
This news follows what was a disastrous end to Higuain’s Copa America campaign with Argentina, after his spectacular penalty miss in the shoot-out defeat to hosts Chile in the final last weekend.
However despite his troubles in that competition, the 27-year-old had a brilliant season in Serie A with the Naples club.
Louis van Gaal is looking for a new striker but Higuain’s £67m release clause is deemed too expensive, according to The Sun on Sunday. Louis van Gaal is looking for a new striker but Higuain’s £67m release clause is deemed too expensive, according to The Sun on Sunday. “No bids below that figure will be accepted, those who want the player will have to match that valuation.”
A new forward is a major priority for Van Gaal with Robin van Persie set to join Fenerbahce and Javier Hernandez interesting a host of clubs including West Ham and Orlando City.
Club captain Wayne Rooney and rookie James Wilson are the only first-team strikers on United’s books.