Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic is ramping up his search for a new manager by telling Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone that he can sign Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain if he becomes the long-term successor to Jose Mourinho, according to reports in Spain.
The Blues are aware that they are in need of some drastic changes to their front and back room staff next term following their lacklustre form in the first half of this season, with Diego Simeone apparently topping his wish list.
And in a bid to convince him to give up Madrid for west London, Abramovic is willing to spring a move for Simeone’s compatriot Gonzalo Higuain to provide some serious fire power up front.
The former Real Madrid man has already bagged himself 20 goals this season and would guarantee Chelsea and edge if he joined.
However, he won’t come cheap, and it’s likely that it’ll take a fee in the region of £37.5m to prize him away.