Should Chelsea Break British Transfer Record To Sign Goal Machine Striker?

Goals galore from Gonzalo.
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Goals galore from Gonzalo.

Chelsea have been linked with a record breaking move for the Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The Argentine has a buyout clause of £63.9m and Jose Mourinho is said to be desperate to be reunited with the striker that he managed at Real Madrid.

Chelsea are currently struggling for options up front. Diego Costa is short of fitness, as is loan signing Radamel Falcao, while Loic Remy has never been a favourite of Mourinho.

Higuain is one of the few strikers potentially available who would virtually guarantee goals. He scored 122 goals in 264 games for Real Madrid, despite the fact that he was very often a substitute and not always a first choice. Since joining Napoli he’s hit 53 in 102 appearances and he’s no slouch at international level either, scoring 25 in 52 caps for Argentina.

That said, the rumoured fee is exceptionally high and would be the record paid by a British club, eclipsing Manchester United’s deal to sign Angel Di Maria. With the striker turning 28 later this season and with other world class forwards being linked with moves - such as Karim Benzema and Edison Cavani - should Chelsea break the bank to sign Higuain?

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