Gonzalo Higuain insists he's happy at Napoli

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Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has denied reports suggesting that he's unhappy at the club. 

This has been reported by talkSPORT, who have suggested that the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool are both interested in the striker who joined the Serie A outfit in a £32 million deal in the summer of 2013.

As well as Arsenal and Liverpool, Chelsea have been credited with interest in the Argentine, as Blues boss Jose Mourinho looks to improve his attacking options even further at Stamford Bridge. 

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And, this past week, speculation intensified over a potential move for Higuain as Napoli manager Rafael Benitez confirmed that the £80 million rated star asked to be removed from the club's clash with Palermo.

However, Higuain has insisted that he's happy at the Serie A outfit, as he told Sky Sport Italia: "Am I happy to play for Napoli? It is a fantastic city to play football.

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

It appears, then, that Higuain was just suffering from fatigue and will stay on at Benitez's side for the foreseeable future. 


This news will come as a blow to the likes of Arsenal and Co., who may well have made a move for the player in the January transfer window.

The Gunners, of course, invested in the forward department in the summer transfer window after they landed Danny Welbeck from Manchester United. It's expected that Welbeck will have to battle with French international Olivier Giroud when the forward returns from a long term injury. 

Liverpool, meanwhile, also invested in attack after losing last year's key man Luis Suarez to Barcelona. Brendan Rodgers completed deals to bring Rickie Lambert and controversial striker Mario Balotelli to Merseyside in the summer, but it remains to be seen as to whether they will step up their interest in Higuain anytime soon.

There was also major changes in attack at Chelsea over the course of the summer, with Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o all leaving the club.The trio were, however, replaced by Spanish international Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Didier Drogba.

The Blues may already have a luxury of talent in their forward line, but Higuain would only increase their options. For now, though, the three clubs will have to make do with the forwards at their disposal. 

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