REAL Madrid have all but priced long-time Liverpool target Gonzalo Higuaín out of a move to Anfield this summer, as manager Jose Mourinho insists even offers of €60 million would not be enough to prize away the Argentine striker.
Since moving to Spain, despite his excellent goalscoring record Higuaín has never been able to consistently cement himself into the Real Madrid starting line-up and has persistently been linked with a move away from the club.
However the newly crowned Spanish champions have now made it clear that they have no intention of letting him leave this summer despite the 24-year old finding it increasingly difficult to dislodge Karim Benzema, more often than not, from a starting place:
“He [Higuaín] has an excellent contract for many years,” said Mourinho. “He is not one of those players who arrived a year ago and earns little, he earns at the same level as others.”
As well as Liverpool, Paris St. Germain and Chelsea are known admirers of the striker but Mourinho moved to pre-empt any future bids this summer by claiming:
“An offer of €40, €50, €60 million could be made, whatever, but Madrid will not want to sell. I don’t have a problem. My two centre-forwards for next season will be Higuaín and Benzema.”
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