Chelsea make 100 million euros bid for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has emerged as a surprise target for Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
According to the football transfer rumours in Italian Media (Tutto Sport), Chelsea make 100 million euros bid for Juventus striker.
The Argentina international has joined Juventus from Napoli for a fee in the region of 90 million euros in July 2016. The 29-year-old has a valid contract with Juventus until June 2021.
Higuain has played 55 times for Juventus since signing from Napoli, scoring 32 goals and creating 5 assists in that time.
The Argentina international has been in impressive form for Juventus this season.
As a member of Argentina national football team, Gonzalo Higuain has won 68 caps and has scored 31 goals.
Adding a striker remains Chelsea’s top priority this summer and Antonio Conte will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
The Argentina international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of attacking player Antonio Conte wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Antonio Conte will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this summer and the Juventus striker is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.
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Chelsea are in the market for just a handful of statement signings this summer who can improve the first-team.
The Argentina international will definitely be a good addition to the Chelsea side, which will be competing in the Champions League next season.
According to the report in Italian Media, Chelsea have made an offer in the region of 100 million euros for the striker, but the offer was rejected by Juventus representatives.
How strong that interest is and whether Chelsea will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.