Transfer news: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits he 'can't get' Gonzalo Higuain amid reports of £50m bid for Napoli striker
Chelsea's current strikers have failed to produce the goals required to fire them to the top of the Premier League so far this season, with speculation claiming that they launched a staggering bid for the Argentinian
Jose Mourinho has denied reports that Chelsea have seen a £50m bid for Gonzalo Higuain rejected - but stopped short of saying a move wouldn't be made in the summer.
Reports emerged earlier today against a background of problems in front of goal for Chelsea as Mourinho attempts to recapture the Premier League title.
The trio of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba have struggled to provide consistency in front of goal this season, although the former two have found the back of the net in each of their last league starts.
Despite this, it was claimed Mourinho has seen a staggering £50m bid turned down for Higuain, who only joined the Naples outfit this season after he completed a £34m transfer from Real Madrid.
However, Mourinho today admitted: “He’s a player I know I can’t get. He moved from Real Madrid to Napoli six months ago, is doing very well, adapted to Italy. Napoli is not a club that sells.
“They want to win the Scudetto and Europa League. Why should we be interested in someone that is impossible to come?”
The Argentinian worked under Mourinho’s leadership during their time at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the Portuguese spending three seasons in the Spanish capital before returning to his former club, Chelsea. While he was away from Stamford Bridge, the decision was made to bring in Torres for the same fee reportedly offered for Higuain, and while the Spaniard has scored his share of goals, he is yet to justify his sizable valuation.
With Mourinho failing to state a move would not be made in the summer for Higuain, it is likely speculation will return.
Latest in Sport
Pornhub: Cheeky Liverpool fan uploads Philippe Coutinho wonder-goal video to adult website
Diego Costa keeps coin thrown at him during Capital One Cup final
Lukas Podolski corner: Has the Arsenal forward taken the worst corner of all time?
Ireland 19 England 9 player ratings: Jonathan Sexton? Devin Toner? Alex Goode? Who was the star man in Dublin?
Eden Hazard didn't like the champagne on offer in the Chelsea dressing room
- 1 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 2 This is what the photographer has to say about the picture of a weasel riding a woodpecker
- 3 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 4 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 5 Average penis size revealed: Scientists attempt to find what is 'normal' to reassure concerned men
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut