Friday October 4 2013
A key day for Napoli’s Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain will increase the tempo in training on Friday to verify whether his fitness for Napoli’s game against Livorno.

The Argentine international is in a race against time to be ready for the Stadio San Paolo clash after struggling with a muscle problem.

After missing the 2-0 Champions League defeat at Arsenal in midweek, the summer signing spent part of this week in the gym.

On Thursday, he had a brief run out with his teammates and his training will be further intensified during today’s sessions.

The forward, netted for €37.5m from Real Madrid, has scored four goals in seven appearances for the Azzurri so far.