Chelsea transfer boost: Target put up for sale with €55m asking price

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After announcing the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this week, Juventus have reportedly put Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain on the market.

As noted by The Daily Star, the Argentine forward has already been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer to bolster the attacking options at Chelsea.

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After scoring just 62 goals in 38 Premier League games last season, giving them the lowest scoring tally of the top six sides, it’s undoubtedly an area that the Blues need to improve in and they have reportedly received a boost in their bid to prise Higuain away from Juventus.

Whether it’s in order to make space in the squad for Ronaldo to take on a prominent role or to balance the books after they confirmed in an official statement that they had spent in excess of €100m on the Portuguese superstar, it appears as though Higuain could be sacrificed.

According to Calciomercato, the 30-year-old has been put up for sale and will command a transfer fee of €54-55m, with Chelsea again specifically named in the report as the most likely destination for the prolific striker.

Higuain has enjoyed a successful spell with the Turin giants, scoring 55 goals in 105 games while winning two Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia trophies in his two years with the club.

However, with Calciomercato noting that former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri could be set for the job at Chelsea, it could set up a reunion for the pair with Higuain enjoying an even more prolific stint with Napoli as he bagged 91 goals in 146 games for the Italian giants.

With the addition of Ronaldo and the competition he faces from Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic, Douglas Costa and others for a place in the starting line-up, perhaps spearheading the Chelsea attack next season might be a sensible option for Higuain.

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