Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Reds May Be Chasing Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain

Jake WareCorrespondent IIIAugust 13, 2011

VALENCIA, SPAIN - APRIL 23: Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid in action during the La Liga match between Valencia and Real Madrid at Estadio Mestalla on April 23, 2011 in Valencia, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Liverpool completed the £6 million signing of Jose Enrique on Friday morning, and many thought that would signal the end of Liverpool's summer spending. Now, British news outlet Metro have reported that the Anfield club may have an interest in Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain. The paper suggests that Spanish media have been leaking information of a Kenny Dalglish bid of £22 million that has been rejected by Real manager Jose Mourinho.

The Argentine joined Real in 2007 for 13 million euros as a 19-year-old. He would toil as a junior player the first two seasons before injuries allowed him a spot in the 2008-2009 season. The next two years he would become a key player for the Spaniards.

Last season, Higuain struggled with an injury and would eventually undergo season-ending surgery in January. He finished with 10 goals in 17 league games.

Higuain would obviously boost Liverpool's strike options and improve the team's dearth of depth. He would probably start up front alongside Andy Carroll, with Luis Suarez either settling in behind or moving to a wing position opposite Stewart Downing.

He could cost anywhere between £20 million to £30 million. Mourinho has expressed a desire in the past to refresh his attacking options and Higuain being shown the exit door would certainly signal the start of an offensive rebuild in Madrid.