Liverpool Echo have responded emphatically to Gonzalo Higuain transfer rumours

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Although transfer silly season has been delayed slightly by Euro 2016 and the Copa Centenario, there are still more than a few outlandish stories floating around.

There was an absolute doozy this morning when BeIn Sports claimed that Liverpool would be wrapping up a deal for Napoli's hotshot striker Gonzalo Higuain very soon, not long after Jurgen Klopp was spotted watching Argentina take on Chile in the Copa Centenario in California. 

Of course, the rumour mill went into overdrive, with many putting two and two together to come up with 'Klopp meets with Gonzalo Higuain's brother ahead of sensational transfer switch'. Or something like that anyway.

Now sadly, those respectable, responsible journalists at the Liverpool Echo have ruined the fun for everyone by doing their job properly and reporting the facts accurately. Ugh, makes me sick.

Rather than piling in alongside everyone else, the good folk at the Echo have set the record straight this morning. 

They wrote in their live blog this morning: "Sorry to be a party pooper – but the ECHO has checked out the Gonzalo Higuain stuff. And it’s simply not true.

Jurgen Klopp is currently on holiday, and the ECHO understands the Reds have no interest in the Napoli forward. So that’s that, then."

Higuain had a magical season in 2015/16, and broke the record for most goals scored in a single Serie A campaign to help his side finish in second place behind Juventus. 

There has been plenty of speculation over the Argentinian's future, although a move to Liverpool seems highly unlikely. His price tag is likely to be in excess of £60 million given his spectacular form, and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is under no financial obligation to sell. 

It has actually been previously reported that Higuain could actually be interested in a Liverpool move, and some reporters have confirmed that Higuain's brother, who acts as his agent, was present to watch Argentina's 2-1 win over Chile. According to the Echo at least, that doesn't mean much.

Liverpool have also been linked with a move for former midfielder Nuri Sahin in the Turkish media this morning, while fellow Borussia Dortmund Alumni Mario Gotze is also said to be on the Reds' transfer hit list. 

If Liverpool could only sign one player this summer - who would it be?

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