The Argentine is a target for both Premier League sides, and now it’s understood that he’s ready to leave Naples after growing disillusioned with life at the club.
Despite only signing for Napoli last year – amid serious interest from Arsenal – the 26-year-old is keen to move on after a difficult few months.
The Gunners are perhaps slight favourites to bag the South American hot-shot after coming close to securing his signature last summer.
Despite signing Danny Welbeck, Arsene Wenger is thought to be looking to bolster his strike force, with Higuain’s goal scoring record attractive to him.
Liverpool are also in the fight, but reports suggest that Brendan Rodgers may instead move for PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Napoli themselves could be keen to sell, with failure to reach the Champions League this term having hit their finances hard.
Higuain is seen as their most valuable player, with his price said to be in the region of £30m.