Liverpool enquire about Gonzalo Higuain, who could cost £46m

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Brendan Rodgers’ metaphorical chequebook appears to remain well and truly open, after reports suggested that Liverpool have made an enquiry about Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.

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According to the Metro, the Argentinian wishes to leave Stadio San Paolo, but the Serie A side will only accept bids that meet their £46m valuation of the player.

Should the rumours be true, the Reds may have a difficult job of convincing the 27-year-old to move to Anfield, as it would not be a surprise – given his quality – if there were a queue of sides interested in his signature that could offer what the Merseyside club currently can’t, Champions League football.

However, he could be inspired by the work that has already been done to banish the memories of a difficult year last season.

After securing a trio of players with Premier League experience, who will join when their contracts at their current clubs expire, Liverpool secured arguably the biggest deal of the summer so far, as they completed the signing of Roberto Firmino for around £30m (via The Independent).

And while the former Hoffenheim man has plenty of experience playing in the striker role, he is arguably most effective sitting slightly deeper, which means there is still room for more depth up front. So, while they may have some difficulty to convince the former Real Madrid forward to join the revolution, it could be the kind of deal that sees the Reds move back into the title-challenging picture.

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