Riode Janeiro - Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain on Sunday fuelled speculation of a possible move to Barcelona, saying he was happy to be linked to the Spanish giants.

Speaking after Argentina's 2-1 World Cup win over Bosnia at the Maracana Stadium, Higuain said he would relish the opportunity of linking up with Lionel Messi at club level.

“Any player would be pleased to play for Barcelona,” the Napoli striker said.

“It speaks well of you as a player and it would make anyone happpy.”

Asked about playing alongside Messi at the Camp Nou, Higuain added: “I would love to, obviously. I enjoy it here with the national team.”

However Higuain played down any suggestions that a move was imminent following reports in Spain that a deal had been agreed.

“I'm not looking after it. My mind is on the World Cup,” Higuain said.

Sapa-AFP