Antonio Conte confident of beating Man Utd to sign best Serie A striker for £45m

Both Chelsea and Manchester United look to be in the market for a striker this year, and when the transfer window opens, there is going to be one player that everybody in Europe is looking at. It isn’t Falcao, surprisingly, its Gonzalo Higuain. Higuain has been in electrifying form for Napoli this season, putting absolutely everything into the back of his opponents net.

Serie A is not usually a high scoring league where players score more than 30 goals in a season, but Higuain has managed it in the defense-minded competition. With Chelsea and Manchester United both holding their cheque books, and Napoli ready to cash in, where will he go?

The Mirror reckon that Conte will start his reshaping of Chelsea with the signing of Higuain for around the £45million mark, which sounds about right for what they originally wanted for the man. If he does come along, it could spell the end of either Dominic Solanke or Diego Costa.

Costa is wanted back in Spain and is reportedly unsettled in London, whilst youngster Solanke is desperate for first team action and has threatened to move elsewhere if he doesn’t get it.
Chelsea and Antonio Conte do have other targets in mind, with Radja Nainggolan on the wish-list, and a host of other targets that might breathe some life back into Chelsea.

Will Higuain be a success in the Premier League?