Gonzalo Higuain is one of our favourite strikers in the Football Transfer Tavern and news emerging from AS concerns Chelsea who are ready to renew their interest in the Real Madrid ace, causing frenzied excitement at the bar.
The 25-year-old has been a long-term target for the Blues while Premier League rivals Manchester City and Arsenal as well as Serie A giants Juventus have all shown interest recently.
According to reports, Roman Abramovich is preparing to fork out £25 million to secure the Argentinean striker as the Champions League holders look to increase their attacking options.
They are very close to signing Newcastle United striker Demba Ba after meeting his release clause but they still appear light up front with misfiring Fernando Torres the solitary senior striker on the club’s current books.
Radamel Falcao was thought to be the main transfer target for the Stamford Bridge outfit this winter but it seems unlikely that he will be on the move during the January transfer window and Chelsea have instead turned their attentions to the outstanding Madrid forward.
Real Madrid would be willing to let him leave after he was regarded as surplus to requirements this season, although his contract does not expire until 2016 which could make him an expensive acquisition for any interested party.