Mourinho Hoping To Trump Arsenal & Man Utd With €41m Bid For 29-Goal Striker
Chelsea are hoping to try and beat Arsenal and Man Utd to the signing of Gonzalo Higuain with Jose Mourinho set to launch a €41m bid for the Napoli hitman
As the opening of the summer transfer window approaches, managers are working hard identifying targets and lining-up potential deals so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Chelsea are ready to make their move for Gonzalo Higuain….
Chelsea are hoping to try and beat Arsenal and Manchester United to the signing of Gonzalo Higuain with Jose Mourinho set to launch a €41m bid for the Napoli hitman, according to reports.
Higuain has just come off the back of another impressive campaign in Italy which saw him score 29 goals in 58 appearances for Napoli, but it wasn’t enough to see them finish in the top three of the Serie A table as they narrowly missed out to Lazio.
With no Champions League football to look forward to next season, speculation suggests the Argentinean international is agitating for a move away this summer and predictably he’s been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League.
Reports coming out of Italy earlier this month claimed that Arsenal were weighting-up a €40m (£29m) bid after making contact with the strikers representatives to offer him a four-year deal worth €6m net per season.
Speculation just yesterday suggested that it was Manchester United who were closing in on Higuain’s signature after they apparently agreed personal terms with the 27-year-old over a five-year contract and were just tying to thrash out a deal with Napoli.
However, it looks like the duo will now face stiff competition from Chelsea with the Mirror claiming today that Jose Mourinho is set to throw his hat into the ring by making a €41m (£30m) bid for the Argentine hitman after making formal enquiries over his availability.
Mourinho knows Higuain well after spending three years together at Real Madrid and it appears the so-called ‘Special One’ is now keen to be reunited in West London as he looks to bring in a replacement for Didier Drogba.
With three of England’s big-guns all battling it out over his signature, it’s certainly going to be interesting to see where Higuain ends up if he does opt for a move to the Premier League this summer.
He could be tempted by a move to Stamford Bridge in order to work under Mourinho again but I’m sure Arsenal and United won’t give up without a fight as Arsene Wenger and Louis van Gaal are both on the look out for top class strikers, and there aren’t many better available than Higuain.
We’ll have to see how things develop over the coming weeks but I’d love to see the South American come to these shores as he’s a top class striker who would be a great asset to the league.