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Higuain dismisses transfer talk

Gonzalo-HiguainGonzalo Higuain has poured cold water on speculation about a possible move away from Napoli, insisting he is happy at the Italian Serie A outfit. The Argentina striker has been strongly linked with a big-money switch to Liverpool in the winter transfer market.

However, speaking to Sky Italia shortly after Napoli’s 1-0 triumph at Lazio on Sunday – a match which saw him net the only goal – Higuain said:

“I am happy here. I have a contract here.”

Napoli’s signing of Italy forward Manolo Gabbiadini from Sampdoria last week increased speculation about Higuain future at the club. The 27-year-old joined Napoli in the summer of 2013 from Real Madrid and is under contract with the Naples outfit until June 2018.

Higuain’s winner against Lazio saw him move onto ten goals in 19 league appearances for Napoli this season, and helped his side leapfrog their opponents into third place in Serie A. The top three teams in Italy’s top flight will compete in next season’s Champions League.

“Fortunately, we took control of a game that looked to be a difficult test,” Higuain said. “Lazio are a strong side to face but we have to win in order to overtake them in the table. This was an important game for us and now we need to look ahead to our next match.”

Napoli host Udinese in the Coppa Italia round of 16 on Thursday.