Chelsea ‘may make sacrifice to land Napoli star Higuain’

Date published: Wednesday 11th May 2016 12:47

Gonzalo Higuain: May be on his way to Stamford Bridge

Gonzalo Higuain: May be on his way to Stamford Bridge

Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a huge move to bring in Serie A’s top scorer Gonzalo Higuain – but it may come at a price.

Spanish outlet AS state that the club are in ‘very advanced’ talks with Napoli about securing the Argentine for next season under Italian coach Antonio Conte.

The 28-year-old former Real Madrid man has bagged a staggering 33 goals in 34 league appearances this season for the Neapolitans. 

According the report, the Blues may have to let Diego Costa return to Atletico Madrid in order to fund a deal for Higuain.

Costa is reportedly willing to leave London this summer having struggled to settle in to life in England, and may favour a move back to his former club in Madrid.

Higuain caused a stir in his last match for Napoli when he was sent off, launching a tirade against the league, even accusing Serie A of being corrupt.

“I’m frustrated and upset. I suspected it before but today proves Serie A is fixed for Juve” he told the media.

He moved from Real Madrid to Napoli for a fee believed to be just under £30million, and has attracted praise for his season from former Italy striker Paolo Rossi.

“Higuain is the best striker in the world,” said Paolo Rossi in an interview with Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“There are many great players around the world but this season no one has done anything like this.”

Napoli legend Diego Maradona had previously urged the club to cash in on Higuain in favour of a move for Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

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    Oli Fisher
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    Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a huge move to bring in Serie A’s top scorer Gonzalo Higuain – but it may come at a price.

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    #1009904

    liverpool_1986
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    Im not sure this would be a sacrifice. Costa is as likely to get sent off or do something stupid as he is to do something brilliant and win a game. Next season refs will be even more aware of his dirty play and he will be punished a lot more. On another note – I think Luis Suarez and his 37 league goals in 34 games (56goals in 51 overall) would have something to say to Rossi about his strange comments.

    #1009919

    nine nine nine
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    Liverpool 1986, beauty is in the eye of the beholder mate and Rossi is entitled to his view and in fairness given his pedigree Paulo Rossi is a bit of an expert on strikers.

    But that takes nothing away from Suarez whose had a fantastic season at Barcelona but who has also had to try and overcome significantly more serious disciplinary problems than Costa has had.

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    liverpool_1986
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    nineninenine – Rossi is certainly entitled to his opinion but I was merely pointing out that he says “no one has done anything like this” but suarez actually has 4 more goals in the same games and 21 more goals overall. So to say that “no one” has done anything like this is either naive or misguided. As for the questions around Suarez and his discaplinary issues, thankfully he seems to have gotten some control now but it is always easy to see the positives when a player is a footballing genius like Suarez is. Lets face it Costa doesnt come close to the same category and so his violent thuggery is more poorly thought of.

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    Rollonaverage
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    I am not sure about Higuain yes he scores a lot but also misses some sitters plus I think his almost 30, are we not planning for the future as all Contes so called favoured players seem to be on the old side and its a worry should it be true

    #1010042

    CFC1905
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    RollOn – must admit that people at work have been raving about Higuain for months now and reckon he would be ideal for Chelsea

    If that means Costa leaves then we come close to balancing the books but still overall leaves us short on the striker front

    As for his age, well we could give him a 2 year contract with an option for a further year. As for planning for the future, the immediate future for Conte is to win silverware (I would assume) and if he reverts to a couple of older experienced players that he trusts and thinks will do the business for him then who are we to argue with him. His job is on the line

    You simply cannot keep buying young or promote from within and expect to win anything. It simply does not happen and so a good mix is required (which is not easy either) but you have to assume that Roman also made it clear at interview time that we have a decent crop of youngsters, some of whom it would be good to give a chance to..? KTBBFH

    #1010075

    Rollonaverage
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    1905 I dont mind older players within reason but some of the players mentioned or rumoured to be favoured by Conte hardly sets the pulses running. I dont know how true it is but the players mentioned so far will not improve Chelsea by much if at all. But then again I suppose you cant really foretell a players value any longer going by Leicester.

    #1010135
    liquidator
    liquidator
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    Blimey. Liverpool supporters still trying to equate Costa’s sins to Suarez’s. Costa has his moments, and he is not as good as Saurez, but ne has never fully descended into the full savagery that Saurez has done on three separate occassions

    #1010141

    liverpool_1986
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    Liquidator – Costa has never bitten anyone. This is true. But he has on 2 occassions spat directly in the face of an apponent. He has also stammped, elbowed and headbutted other players. I for one would put the disgusting act of spitting deliberately in the face on par with the disgusting act of biting.

    #1010162

    nine nine nine
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    Liverpool 1986, I had a feeling this was the way you were looking to go.

    Whilst we welcome fans from all other clubs on to the Chelsea site and have a couple of regular Liverpool posters on here those not welcomed are those opposition fans that come on to the Chelsea site deliberately trying to stir the pot. Best you leave it there eh!

    #1010165

    nine nine nine
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    Roll on,I hear where you’re coming from mate and I have some sympathy with your views but there are more rumours re Chelsea transfer targets than you can shake a stick at at the moment and we need to wait and see which ones come to fruition or not. Cheers 999

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    liverpool 1986 – I agree the spitting is unforgiveable and disgusting, although never done in a Chelsea shirt, so he is clearly a reformed character now in this respect! The fact remains has never bitten anyone …………three times. The stamping is very debatable, and he has leaned his head against an opponents head a couple of times, but I have never seen a real headbutt, and I cant remember any elbows – certainly none above handbags level, which he probably receives far more than he gets. Sorry mate it just doesnt descend to Saurez’s level, as much as you want it to be true. I’m guessing you have ticked the “notify me” box, as you seem to be actively looking for an argument, so I look forward to your speedy response

    #1011182

    liverpool_1986
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    Nine nine nine – happy to leave it be but just to be clear that was not my agenda initially. My original comment kept Costa and Suarez compeletely seperate. My thoughts on Costa were purely in relation to the potential arrival of Higuain and my thoughts on Suarez were purely in relation to the comments made by Rossi. It seems others on here wanted to turn it immidiately into a direct comparrison of who was worse between Suarez and Costa.

    #1011467

    CFC1905
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    RollOn – there was an article on TeamTalk earlier this week highlighting the reported targets of Conte

    For someone like me who does not follow European football that closely it was very enlightening and if the reporter was accurate it would appear that all names are well respected, mostly internationals and some have worked with Conte before

    It actually made me more confident and I do not really care about age so long as the player can perform and will give full commitment to the Club. KTBFFH

    #1011701
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    ” Lets face it Costa doesnt come close to the same category and so his violent thuggery is more poorly thought of.” This was said before I waded in. I dont get how people think they can get away with making denials when the evidence is there for us all to see – bizarre!

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