Chelsea to Launch Second Bid In Excess of £50m for Napoli Striker Gonzalo Higuain

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Stamford Bridge side ready to smash club record to land Argentine.

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Chelsea failed with an opening bid of £50m for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain but the Daily Telegraph claim that a second offer is on the cards.

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The West London club are ready to break their club record transfer fee in pursuit of the Argentine striker as Blues owner Roman Abramovich promises to back Jose Mourinho in the transfer market this month.

Former Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez brought in Higuain from Real Madrid in a £37.5m deal over the summer and the 25 year old has ably filled the void left by Edinson Cavani, who left for PSG leaving the Naples side short of a top notch forward.

Mourinho knows Higuain well from his time in charge of Real Madrid but it appears he was unable to convince the Serie A side to sell a player who has only been at the San Paolo for a few short months, but has more than proved himself by netting 14 goals in 21 appearances for Napoli.

Chelsea’s current striking options, Demba Ba, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto’o have all failed to impress leaving Mourinho having to rely on his creative midfielders to weigh in with the lion’s share of the goals this season.

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