Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain could be on his way to the Premier League after reports claimed he is ready to quit the Serie A club amid speculation that Liverpool are interested in signing him.
The Metro reports that the Argentina international - who joined Napoli from Real Madrid last summer - had a fruitful debut campaign in Italy. But, after the club's slow start to the new season, speculation has been high linking their star-players with New Year exits.
With the transfer window now shut until January, Higuain is fully focused on playing games for Rafael Benitez's side, but according to reports in Spain, the striker has already told the club's officials that he wants to move when possible.
Premier League Interest
It was last summer when Higuain was inches away from joining Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, but after they stalled on the decision hoping to sign Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Napoli sneaked in and completed a deal for the Argentinian, paying over £30million for his services.
However, after scouting the striker during last season, the Gunners are reportedly interested in signing the 26-year-old once again this year, but face stiff competition from the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool are still in the market for new star-strikers, despite both making signings late on in the window, with Arsenal signing Danny Welbeck and Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli.
However, both managers are still keen to add more firepower to their attack, and Higuain is seen as the perfect fit.
Despite insisting he is happy at Napoli a few weeks ago, reports in Spain are now suggesting that Higuain is seriously considering a January exit after the poor start to the new season.
Benitez's side are already out of the Champions League and have only won two of their first five games in Serie A.
With the news that Higuain could be looking for a January exit, Brendan Rodgers is working hard behind the scenes with officials at Liverpool in order to complete a deal which could be worth up to £31.2 million.