Stamford Bridge side look to land Real Madrid ace.
Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has publicly stated that he is being pursued by his former Bernabeu boss Jose Mourinho.
The 25 year old Argentine international has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal for much of this summer but could now be on his way to Stamford Bridge according to talkSPORT.
Higuain was never a first team regular under Mourinho so his interest in the former River Plate man is therefore a little hard to fathom though Real Madrid’s increased valuation of the forward would probably pose little concern to billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen to balance the books ahead of further summer signings and as such has demanded €40m (£34m) for Higuain, who has scored 122 goals in seven seasons for the La Liga side.
The Spanish giants have already signed youngsters Daniel Carvjal and Casemiro for relatively small fees but have also pushed the boat out by forking out over £50m to sign Spanish international pair Isco and Asier Illarramendi from Malaga and Real Sociedad respectively.
Mourinho has already brought in Andre Schurrle to boost his Blues attack and will look to offer young Belgian Romelu Lukaku a chance to prove himself in the Chelsea first team after a successful loan spell at West Brom last term.
Less certain are the Stamford Bridge future’s of both Fernando Torres and Demba Ba, who managed just ten Premier League goals between them for Chelsea in 50 appearances.