Arsenal Dealt Further Blow As Gonzalo Higuain Claims ‘Mourinho Wants Me At Chelsea’

By on July 18, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Gonzalo Higuain claims Chelsea are in for him.

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Arsenal’s chances of signing Gonzalo Higuain have been dealt another blow after the striker claimed that Jose Mourinho wants to take him to Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners have been strongly linked with the Argentinean hitman this summer and were thought to be close to securing a £23m deal earlier on this month. However, the transfer stalled when Real Madrid upped the asking price and reports on Wednesday claimed Arsenal’s chances of landing the prolific striker are fading fast with the Spanish champions were now demanding £37m after cash-rich Napoli entered the race.

Now it appears Arsene Wenger will have to fight off competition from London rivals Chelsea as well, with Higuain quoted as saying that new Blues boss Jose Mourinho wants to take him to Stamford Bridge this summer.

‘Mourinho want me there [Chelsea]” Higuain was quoted as saying by the Mail

Mourinho insisted on Wednesday that his only priority this summer was to sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United after the champions rejected their opening offer, but if the ‘Special One’ wants a new striker this summer it’s likely he’ll have fall-back options in case the Rooney deal fails to go through and it seems Higuain could be in his thoughts.

A move to Chelsea may surprise some though, considering the lack of first team football Higuain got under Mourinho last season at the Bernabeu. The 25-year-old only managed 16 goals, his lowest return in five years, and his lack of action prompted him to consider a move away from the Spanish capital in the first place so he’d be a brave man to link up with his former boss again in west London.

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15 Comments

  1. simon kinywa

    July 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Higuin was unhappy at Real because he was not being given first choice to play under Mourinho. What makes him think that things will be different at Chelsea under the same manager? I think he wasted Arsenal time while he knew that he was raising his profile in the market

  2. dream boy

    July 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    i don’t think he is going to morinho side
    coz morinho was the man who mad him un happy in real madrid
    morinho who mad shavishanko flop
    so if he flow him to there he is an idiot
    the best bosition is arsenal he can get more chance and experianced manager
    and creative team….
    so he have to look his futare in world cap coz morinho can make you flop and it looks like that
    but arsene winger is like a father
    and he will make him the best
    and you know he (winger) give chances also flop players

  3. Steve

    July 18, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    What a load of rubbish this story is, the big mouth one at Chelski didn’t play him at Real that’s why he wants to leave so why the hell would he want him now. Fed up of all these desperate stories

  4. TrueRed

    July 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    If he goes to Chelsea who will be surprised. Another example of us doing all the work and them coming in late with a bigger salary offer. It happened with Cech, Mata and Hazard.

  5. Gooner

    July 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Slightly off topic, but why do Arsenal come out and say they have tons of money and then end up buying mediocre players every season? Why can’t they just say they do not have money if they don’t. In that case, fans won’t be frustrated at lack of spending, and if they do end up buying someone eventually, us fans will welcome it as a pleasant surprise.

    • Sir Henry

      July 18, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      I agree with you mate.
      Bleeding Higuain news has become utterly frustrating.
      Why always us!?

    • Talk at The Match Centre

      July 19, 2013 at 12:19 am

      Wenger should stop talking about being able to afford players like Rooney and sign someone already!! Don’t think impressive wins against Asian teams are going to appease the fans into thinking the squad is not desperate for new signings, we need to be making a serious statement of intent by making major signings and showing the Man Cities of this world were ready to compete for the title, not 4th place!!!

  6. Stanley

    July 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Wenger u are a barster a fool n an idiot for nt signing Higuain.

  7. John

    July 18, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Arsenal hav started their tricks again, dey wat 2 sign dis, dey wat 2 sign dat, at d end there wil be no player 2 sign, hw do u tink we can win silverware, wenger please be serious

  8. Vineesh

    July 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    If he come, chelsea would offload F.torres and Ba.

  9. Vineesh

    July 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    If he come, chelsea will offload F.torres and Ba.

  10. Samuel

    July 18, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Its a graet opportunity for chelsea to see kind of players in the blue team,but let wait and see till then.

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  12. wiseman

    July 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Hello all, when Mouhrino wants something he gets it. He needs Higuain and he calls, what’s Ɣ☺ΰя̲̣̣̥ concern, talk t̶̲̥̅̊ợ̣̣̇̇̇ Ɣ☺ΰя̲̣̣̥ Wenger all U̶̲̥̅̊ haters

  13. Pareal

    July 19, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Arsenal/Wenger is just making mouth. The club has money but selfish to sign good and quality players. They are not that crazy about trophy, Wenger is just making money for the club by buying young players and selling them with huge money after they are mature to bring the trophy home. Arsenal/Wenger is talking because others are talking, he don’t want to be left out. In the real sense he won’t do any thing. I want Arsenal/Wenger to prove me wrong.

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