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Chelsea, Arsenal And Liverpool On High Alert As Star Striker Rejects New Contract

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool and Arsene Wenger Manager of Arsenal look on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on January 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

It is little secret that Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are all looking to bolster their squads this summer. All three had disappointing seasons last year, and need more firepower to get back to the top.

Therefore it may come as interesting news to them that Gonzalo Higuain has turned down a new contract at Napoli, as reported by the Metro.

NAPLES, ITALY - MARCH 20: Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Genoa CFC at Stadio San Paolo on March 20, 2016 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

Higuain, 28, is just finished up his Copa America campaign with Argentina, where they lost in the final to Chile after penalties.

The former Real Madrid frontman is regarded as one of the most dangerous goalscorers in Europe, and would be a major addition to any side.

This is not the first time that Higuain has been linked with a move to England, but nonetheless it is a move that makes sense as he looks to get back challenging for silverware at the very top level.

TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 17: Gonzalo Higuain of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Torino FC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on March 17, 2014 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

His agent laid out the current situation, speaking to Radio Continental.

“Gonzalo [Higuain] won’t renew his contract with Napoli.

“Napoli are currently asking for the payment of his release clause as a condition for his departure, but Gonzalo and I decided not to extend the deal.

“We’ll see what happen next year, we could even wait until the contract’s expiry date.”

It looks likely that Higuain will not be a Napoli player for much longer, but where he will go next remains to be seen.

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