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Real Madrid look to hijack €60m Chelsea transfer with superb swap deal

Real Madrid are reportedly looking to land the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain as part of a deal to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

This follows the Argentina international reportedly edging closer to joining Chelsea after the Blues agreed a €60million fee for the striker, according to Il Matino, as translated by the Metro.

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Higuain notably played for Real Madrid earlier in his career and looks like he could be an ideal signing for Los Blancos this summer if they lose a prolific scorer like Ronaldo.

Don Balon report that their former player is a target for club president Florentino Perez as he looks to soften the blow of losing Ronaldo to Juve.

The Portuguese superstar is a known world class player with an exceptional scoring record for Los Blancos, having netted 450 times in just 438 appearances.

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Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has been linked with Chelsea and Real Madrid

While Higuain doesn’t quite boast that kind of record, he has scored a hugely impressive 146 goals in all competitions over the last five seasons with Napoli and Juventus.

The 30-year-old would also be an ideal signing for Chelsea due to their lack of top strikers, with last summer’s big-name signing Alvaro Morata flopping badly at Stamford Bridge.

Unfortunately for the Blues, the Ronaldo deal could now see them miss out on Higuain if Don Balon’s report proves accurate.

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