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.