Chelsea closer to stunning record breaking deal, talks underway for prolific £65m forward underway


There’s nothing quite like a blockbuster transfer rumour to perk the lunchtime drinkers in the Transfer Tavern up! 

The Chelsea fans in this afternoon need no excuse for a lunch time pint, though reports from Squawka have them in dreamland.

It is claimed that the Blues HAVE opened talks with Serie A giants Napoli over a deal that would see superstar forward Gonzalo Higuain move to to West London this summer.

The 36 goal Argentine is thought to be incoming manager Antonio Conte’s preferred target as doubts about Diego Costa persist.

The Spaniard has struggled in his second season at Stamford Bridge and is continually linked with a return to Atletico Madrid.

Napoli are understood to have received a tentative approach from the fallen Premier League champions and have quoted them £65m.

While Chelsea are believed to have wanted to do a deal for closer to £42m, they will now reportedly decide whether to return with an offer closer to the valuation imposed on him by I Ciucciarelli.

Would Higuain really be an upgrade on Costa? 

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