Gonzalo Higuain
Manchester United wanted to sign Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain during the summer transfer window Getty

Gonzalo Higuain has asked Napoli to listen to offers for his transfer to Liverpool in the summer, according to SportMediaSet.

The Argentine is willing to move to the Premier League and the Reds have emerged as the favourites for his signature. A Daily Mail report stated that Manchester United are also interested in the striker in a bid to replace Radamel Falcao, whose loan deal with Monaco was not extended after a disappointing year at Old Trafford.

Brendan Rodgers has already made five signings in the transfer window and is on the verge of his sixth, with the Daily Mail reporting that a deal for Nathaniel Clyne is on the cards, as the player is set to complete his medical at Anfield in the coming days.

Apart from Clyne, the Reds have also completed deals for Adam Bogdan from Bolton Wanderers, James Milner from Manchester City, Danny Ings from Burnley, Joe Gomez from Chalton Athletic and more notably Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim.

Higuain's arrival should see the departure of Mario Balotelli, who has failed to live up to expectations in his first season at the club. The Italian has scored only one Premier League goal in all his appearances for the Reds and Rodgers is likely to shift him to make room for more potent signings.

However, Higuain is unlikely to come cheap, with the club stating that they will not sell him for anything less than his release clause which stands at £67m ($105m).

"The club stresses that the Argentine has an existing contract clause of €94,736,000 [£67 million]. No bids below that figure will be accepted, those who want the player will have to match that valuation," the club stated, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.

Higuain will fill the void left by the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, where he has won the treble, while scoring a plethora of goals alongside the decorated pair of Neymar and Lionel Messi.