Liverpool and Spurs are set to do battle over Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain once the January transfer window opens.
Reports in Italy suggest that Higuain is unsettled at the Serie A side, and is keen to move elsewhere to revitalise his career.
The emergence of Duvan Zapata has put Higuain’s place in Rafael Benitez’s starting eleven under threat, and this means that the Argentine striker has been spending a surprising amount of time on the sidelines.
With both Liverpool and Spurs having chased Higuain prior to his move to Napoli and since, they are likely to firm up their interest in signing him once the winter window opens, according to the Daily Star.
Higuain cost Napoli €40 million when they signed him from Spanish giants Real Madrid, and the Italian side would likely want a similar fee for the striker.
Liverpool and Spurs have both struggled for consistent goal scoring strikers this season, although Harry Kane has impressed for the north London side this season.
Liverpool and Spurs both need a striker, but Higuain might not be the right man. Napoli are struggling and if he can’t break into their side ahead of Zapata, he might not be in the right place for a team challenging for the top four.