By Alex Taylor

Liverpool may have missed out on a key target as Gonzalo Higuain has committed to a new Napoli contract, according to a report.

The Express, citing Argentinian outlet TyC Sports claim that the former Real Madrid forward has just put pen to paper on a four-year deal worth £21million, equivalent to £100,000-a-week.

This would keep Higuain, 28, in Italy until he is at least 32-years-old and most likely ends his chances of a big-money move to the Premier League.

Liverpool have been linked with Higuain ever since manager Jurgen Klopp was spotted watching Higuain in action while on a scouting trip in the United States earlier this month.

The in-form striker is currently competing for his country at the Copa America, with Argentina set to face Chile in Sunday’s final.

Higuain has scored 227 career goals, netting 38 times for Napoli this season in just 42 games but despite a wealth of international interest, Higuain has apparently opted to commit his future to the Italian giants.

Liverpool have suffered an absence of regular goals from their strikers ever since the departure of Louis Suarez to Barcelona in July 2014.

In other Liverpool news, Gareth Bale has praised Joe Allen for his performances at Euro 2016 and is convinced the 26-year-old will have an incredible career whether or not he leaves Anfield this summer.