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Chelsea move would be 'important opportunity' for Higuain

Higuain is happy in Madrid. (©GettyImages)
Higuain is happy in Madrid. (©GettyImages).

Gonzalo Higuain's agent and father says it is flattering to hear his son linked with a move to Chelsea, but insists the Argentine striker wants to stay with Real Madrid.

Higuain has been in fine form this season and has netted 18 times in 30 appearances for club and country.

The 24-year-old, however, is not a guaranteed starter at the Santiago Bernabeu and Chelsea are reportedly monitoring his situation.

Andre Villas-Boas is said to be on the lookout for another forward with Didier Drogba jetting off to the Africa Cup of Nations and Fernando Torres still out of sorts.

It would appear Higuain fits the bill for the Chelsea boss, but his father believes the former River Plate hitman will stay in Madrid.

"Nobody at Real Madrid has said anything about wanting to sell Gonzalo and he doesn't have any intention of leaving," Jorge Higuain told La Stampa.

"In fact, he wants to continue with Real Madrid until his contract expires in June 2016.

"If somebody told us we weren't welcome (at Real) I'm sure we would receive very good proposals."

When questionned directly about the alleged interest from Chelsea, Higuain added: "Regarding the rumours that say Chelsea and Juventus are interested in my son, the only thing I can say is that they are both two great teams.

"They would be two important opportunities, but nobody has gotten in touch with me."

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