Gonzalo Higuain laughs off Premier League interest

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Napoli striker, Gonzalo Higuain, has laughed off speculation linking him with a move to England, with Premier League trio; Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all reportedly interested in signing the Argentine.

Higuain, 26, only joined the Serie A outfit last Summer from Spanish giants, Real Madrid, in a deal worth around £32million, but after shining in Italy, interest in him was high throughout the Summer, but no formal moves came of the speculation.

Barcelona Interest

During the World Cup, Higuain was asked to join FC Barcelona by his Argentine team-mate, Lionel Messi, who also urged the Catalan club to try and sign the 26-year-old, but upon returning from the Summer tournament in Brazil, the Napoli-man ruled out any potential return to Spain and La Liga.

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However, despite the Summer transfer window only just closing, reports are back linking Higuain with a January switch to England, with three of the biggest clubs interested in the Premier League.

Premier League giants

Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea are all monitoring Higuain's situation at Napoli, and after the club have had a dire start to the 2014/2015 Serie A campaign, stars of the club may be tempted to move on.

The Italian side have won just one of their first four league games and have already been eliminated from the Champions League after losing the qualifying round to Athletic Bilbao, and after sitting out of the club's mid-week game, speculation has been high linking the Argentinian striker with a move to England.

Arsenal, who were close to signing him before he joined Napoli, are still showing interest as Arsene Wenger's hunt for a world-class striker continues, whilst Liverpool are still looking for a suitable Luis Suarez replacement.

As for Chelsea, despite signing THREE new strikers in the Summer, Jose Mourinho still wants to find another lethal attacker, and Higuain could be that man.

Move Ruled Out

Despite the concrete interest from the English trio, Higuain has spoken publicly about his future, and has laughed off all reports linking him with a switch to the Premier League.

"Am I happy to play for Napoli? It is a fantastic city to play football," Higuain told Sky Sport Italia.

"I came here gladly and it is a marvellous city."

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