Chelsea are planning on making an audacious move for Real Madrid hit-man Gonzalo Higuain, according to reports in Spain. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to break the bank again after already forking up £50 million on one striker in January in a bid to keep on competing with the European elite.
With Drogba and Anelka being heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, the Blues see the 23-year-old prolific striker as the perfect player to replace the ageing duo.
Red-hot Higuain is a clinical finisher and has been in dazzling form for Real Madrid this season scoring 11 goals in 11 appearances in La Liga. Despite having a tremendous goal to game ratio, Higuain is not a guarantee starter for Madrid which could turn out to be a positive thing for Chelsea. He has only started in 6 of the 11 games so far this campaign, as French starlet Karim Benzema is also on good form. It does give a huge selection headache for Madrid boss Mourinho.
If Chelsea want to have any chance in signing El Pipita, they will have to spend ludicrously big ( a region of £45m) to land the 23-year-old, who signed a new deal with Los Blancos last summer up until 2016.
However, the Chelsea owner has shown over the years that he has the financial muscle to lure the biggest names to the Bridge.