Transfer news: Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain plays down Barcelona speculation

Image: Gonzalo Higuain: Says he has heard nothing from Barcelona

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has played down reports linking him with a switch to Barcelona this summer, saying he has had no offer from the Spanish giants.

The 26-year-old, who only moved to Italy from Real Madrid last summer, is currently at the World Cup with Argentina after hitting 17 Serie A goals in his debut season with Napoli.

Having rejected a switch to Arsenal last year, Higuain has another four years remaining on his current deal at the Stadio San Paolo after joining for a club-record fee of £34.5million.

Higuain has previously admitted to being “flattered” by the supposed interest from Barcelona, but he insists that there is no substance to the reports at this moment in time.

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"I have nothing to say because there has been nothing," he said.

"I know nothing about Barcelona and I feel good at Napoli. But now, I want to think only about the World Cup."

Higuain’s father, who is also his agent, added: "Gonzalo feels good at Napoli and he won’t change club. I have nothing to deny because there has been nothing concrete."

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