Premier League champions Chelsea are lining up a bid for Napoli attacker Gonzalo Higuain, according to reports.
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The Argentine international has been heavily linked with a move to England in recent weeks, and The Sun reports Blues boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the former Real Madrid man to Stamford Bridge.
The 27-year-old played under Mourinho for three seasons at Real Madrid, and it comes as no surprise that the Portuguese manager is wanting to again link-up with the goalscoring machine.
Higuain scored 28 goals in 50 appearances for Napoli this season but is understood to be frustrated with the club’s inability to challenge the likes of Juventus and Roma for the Serie A title.
Napoli’s fifth-placed finish this season means Higuain will be without Champions League football – something he will certainly get at Chelsea.
Chelsea will face strong competition for Higuain, with Juventus also reportedly interested according to The Sun’s report.
The Bianconeri are looking to cover the possible loss of Carlos Tevez, who has interest from cashed-up Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.