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Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Linked With £24m Move For Argentinean Striker

By on January 3, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Chelsea are linked with a Real Madrid striker.

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Chelsea are weighing-up a £24m (€30m) move for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

The report claims that Blues owner Roman Abramovich is willing to provide funds for a big-name striker and Higuain is understood to be a target, but the European champions may have to wait until the summer if they are to land the Argentinean hitman.

Interim boss Rafa Benitez has been forced to rely heavily on Fernando Torres this season due to a lack of alternatives at Stamford Bridge. The only other recognised striker on the books at Chelsea was Daniel Sturridge but the 23-year-old sealed a move to Liverpool on Wednesday, leaving the Londoners desperately short of options up front.

Benitez has moved for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba with the Mirror suggesting the striker is set to make a £7m move to the Bridge if he can successfully negotiate a medical today, but the Senegal international may not be regarded as the ‘big-name’ signing that Abramovich is understood to want.

Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao in recent months but the Daily Mail claim the Colombian will remain in La Liga until at least the end of the season which may have lead to the Blues looking at alternatives.

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Higuain has fallen behind Karim Benzema in Jose Mourinho’s pecking order so may be open to a move but Spanish outlet AS claim it’s unlikely Madrid would be willing to let the striker go mid-season so the Blues may have to wait until the summer if they’re to have any chance of signing the 25-year-old.

Would Chelsea fans like to see Higuain come to Stamford Bridge? Get involved in the comments section.

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13 Comments

  1. Tony

    January 3, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I love higuain he is a good player chelsea go for him he has eyes on goals

    • gary o

      January 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      higuain is untried in the premier league, and may be another dud, like shevchenko was, better off with denver ba for now who will deliver, and then go for falcau in the summer, who has done the buisness wherever he has been.and i believe is the best striker in the world, because messi gets all the aplause but its the whole team feeding him the oportunities, he cannot do the same for argentina so the case is proved.

  2. Zane

    January 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Now this is a striker I’d like to see at Chelsea. I’m also keen on Pato but it seems he’s going to Corinthians.

  3. hamzat taiwo,Nigeria

    January 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    i wish he comes to d bridge dis winter transfer

  4. Ougo john

    January 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    He is a gud stricker hope Roman signs him.

  5. Ougo john

    January 3, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    He is a gud stricker hope Roman buys him.

  6. Mac-D

    January 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    No No NO he is better than Torres without a doubt but if Higuan come we can forget about Falcao in Summer rather wait until summer for the only man that can fill Drogba’s shoes than panic but Higuan in the winter

  7. Kev m c

    January 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Yap higguain ‘s th man w th bluez wnt!plz come

  8. gen lew

    January 4, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Falcao is d best man 4 chelsea n so, benitez n abramovish should forget about having higuain b/c d impact higuain wil deposit can not be compare to brilliant falcao

  9. lekzzycoal

    January 4, 2013 at 5:34 am

    With ba now in d team i don’t see higuain in chelsea shirt

  10. Awoniyi kolawole Afeez

    January 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

    What is keeping cfc to officially present Demba ba as our player since,after demba ba transfer rumour many transfer has taking places,why?,we chelsea fans want to know.

  11. kenny johna

    January 4, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    i wil lyk chelsea 2 go 4 cavanni nd higuian is k 4 chelsea nd am very happy of seein ba in chelsea.up chelsea

  12. Augustine van Attakruh

    January 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Higuain is not the answer to our problems,we have Demba Ba here and you people are talking about Higuain

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