Higuain: I know nothing of Barcelona's interest

The Argentina striker says he doesn’t know anything about reports linking him with a move back to Spain and insists he is concentrating solely on the World Cup

Gonzalo Higuain refused to be drawn on questions about his future following more rumours linking him with a move to Barcelona.

The former Real Madrid striker enjoyed an excellent first season with Napoli, scoring 22 goals in 41 games in all competitions, and reports have emerged that Barca are interested in buying him this summer.

Higuain, though, says he has not heard anything about it and is only concentrating on the World Cup, before praising his nation’s and Barca’s star man Lionel Messi.

“I know nothing [about Barcelona’s interest],” he told reporters. “When I’m with Argentina I’m only thinking about this team.

“We all know what Leo does for us and can win a match at any moment. He is a key player for our team.”

The striker then touched on the Albiceleste’s World Cup chances, saying they are hopeful of going on to win the tournament outright, but admitted second round opponents Switzerland will be a difficult test.

“We feel there is a country behind this dream and hopefully we can give joy to the people with this cup,” he added. 

“I have three Swiss colleagues [Valon Behrami, Gokhan Inler, Blerim Dzemaili at Napoli] and we must play well. We know their strengths and weaknesses.

“It’s a World Cup that has had a lot of surprises and so we must be cautious.  We must respect Switzerland so we don’t get taken by surprise.” 

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