£48m Chelsea striker target deal 'very problematic' says former England coach

Fabio Capello does not see Gonzalo Higuain arriving at Chelsea in January.

I don’t need to tell you where Chelsea need to sign players in January - they need strikers.

Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba have simply not done the trick for The Blues this season - and Jose Mourinho recently admitted that his team’s inability to put the ball in the back of the net ‘killed him’ week in week out.

With that in mind plenty of names are being mentioned as potential targets for the club in the winter - with the most recent name a surprise one.

Gonzalo Higuain may have only signed for Napoli in the summer - but he has been linked with a whopping £48 million move to Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho managed Higuain at Real Madrid and is a big fan of the Argentine’s talents.

The striker, who made a £34.5 million switch to Naples amongst intense interest from Arsenal in July, has scored 14 goals in 21 appearances for the Serie A outfit - and is just the type of player they would need.

But the deal seems very unlikely considering he is the crown jewel of the city at the moment - and one person who agrees that he will not be going to London in January is former England boss Fabio Capello.

The current Russia coach, who signed Higuain from River Plate whilst manager at Real Madrid, does not feel that Chelsea have a good chance of snapping him up in the winter window - as he explained this weekend:

“There aren’t many strikers who can make the difference in January, but I’d see Radamel Falcao settling in well at Chelsea. Jose Mourinho already trained [Gonzalo] Higuain at Real Madrid and knows him well. However, Napoli cannot let him leave, unless they have an equally impressive replacement lined up. Selling a player like Higuain would be very problematic.”

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