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Higuain fuels Barca talk

World Leagues

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.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina controls the ball against Muhamed Besic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (R) during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

“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

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