Chelsea are reportedly keen on Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain and as per Metro, the Premier League champions are ready to give everything to seal the signing of the striker before the transfer window deadline.
The Argentinian international striker wants to leave the Serie A side this summer after Napoli failed to secure Champions League qualification this season, and the Blues are now strongly interested in signing the 27-year old.
Diego Costa’s hamstring problems has been migraine-inducing for Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese tactician wants to bring in a back-up option. Metro has now revealed Mourinho has told Chelsea officials to go all out to seal the transfer of Higuain.
The former Real Madrid goal poacher has his release clause set at £66m (via Metro) and Napoli have declared Chelsea would have to pay that amount if they want to sign the former Real Madrid striker, and the Blues will not be deterred by that in their pursuit of the Gli Azzuri striker.
Although the club’s president Aurelio de Laurentis is adamant his coveted striker will not be leaving, the player’s decision to ask to leave will probably be supported. Higuain’s contract at the Stadio San Paolo runs out in 2018.
The Argentinian striker is reliable in front of goal and this is evident in his 35 goals in 69 appearances record for Napoli since joining in 2013. Hence, his addition could be a good addition to the Chelsea team, with first-choice striker Diego Costa struggling with a hamstring injury, and Loic Remy also having a muscle problem record of his own. Radamel Falcao – who signed on loan from Monaco this summer – is also yet to understand how the Premier League operates.
The Blues lost woefully to Manchester City yesterday on and question marks will be raised again as to what is wrong with Chelsea this season, and many have attributed this to Mourinho’s decision to not make any top-notch signings.
Baba Rahman’s addition was confirmed last night, but the left-back’s arrival is hoped as just one of many still to join the club before the transfer window closes in two weeks’ time.