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Balague: Lethal hitman ‘seriously considering’ Chelsea move as Diego Simeone targets controversial attacker

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The Transfer Tavern is full of a armchair footballing experts, especially at this time of evening on a Saturday night. Absolutely full of them. 

So, it’s refreshing from an actual expert once in a while, simply to keep up his sane.

Also, of course, its nice when the bigger stories break and we’re provided with some valuable insight.

Well then, everyone’s tucked into this one.

According to Sky Sports expert Guillem Balague, Napoli hitman Gonzalo Higuain is ‘seriously considering’ a blockbuster move to Chelsea this summer.

The former Real Madrid ace has been prolific for the Serie A giants this season, notching a wonderful 35 goals in all competitions.

In fact, until Juventus went on an unprecedented run of form, the Argentine looked to be emulating legendary countryman Diego Maradona in leading I Ciucciarelli to the Serie A title.

For a number of years now, he has strongly been linked with a move to London rivals Arsenal, though it is reportedly the Blues who have made the initial approaches.

‘Gonzalo Higuain is a target for Chelsea. I think he would cost around €48m (about £37.8m)’,wrote the La Liga expert.

‘Higuain is seriously considering it and if he does move to Stamford Bridge then there would be the possibility that Costa would have to be sold.’

The aforementioned Costa has picked up his form under Guus Hiddink after a horrendous spell under Jose Mourinho at the start of the campaign, though has been strong linked with an emotional return to former club Atletico Madrid.

While Balague claims those in the Spanish capital do want the controversial La Rojo marksman back, he does concede a deal would be difficult.

‘It’s very difficult for Atletico Madrid, and Diego Simeone in particular. Simeone has told Atletico Madrid he only wants three players. Diego, Costa and Diego Costa.’

‘He’s determined to get him but it’s not easy to get him as he will have to reduce his wages big time and I’m not sure Atletico will be able to put a huge offer on the table for him.’

Chelsea fans, would you swap Higuain for Costa? 

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