Transfer Bin: Chelsea to swoop for Gonzalo Higuain

The west London side have been linked with a move for the Napoli striker in January, but it seems unlikely for a number of reasons.

The Transfer Bin is the filling up with the January window in sight, with the most ludicrous and farcical speculation ending up here.

The latest rumour to be firmly elbowed into touch is Chelsea’s link with Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain.

There is absolutely no doubt that the west London club may well look to add a new striker to their squad in the new year, but the chances of it being the Argentina international are somewhere between slim and none.

The former Real Madrid man moved to the Stadio San Paolo in the summer, and has become an instant hit with the Naples outfit’s faithful.

Higuain is following in the illustrious footsteps of his most-recognised countryman, Diego Maradona, and as such is leading the charge to bring the glory days back to Napoli.

Despite Rafa Benitez’s men being eliminated from the Champions League, the Serie A side are in no need to sell any of their star players – it is just the opposite, with new faces likely to be heading to the club in January.

As such, Napoli would not consider selling their prize asset, and the player has been vocal in his contentment at the club.

Jose Mourinho was Higuain’s boss at Real Madrid, and can be attributed as one of the main reasons why the striker wanted to leave the Santiago Bernabeu. The Portuguese coach selected Karim Benzema more often than not, with the Argentine growing frustrated with his lack of chances to start.

With a World Cup year upon us and Higuain excelling in Italy, the chance that he would want to move clubs and jeopardise his place in the national set-up is non-existent.

And to move to work for a manager that used him as a substitute on the majority of occasion at his last club?

Rubbish rating: It is in the ‘I’ll eat my hat’ territory.

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