Gonzalo Higuain informs Chelsea he won't be leaving Napoli

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Chelsea have been told not to bother lodging a €50 million bid for striker Gonzalo Higuain this month because the player wishes to remain with Napoli.

Higuain joined the Serie A outfit over the summer in a deal believed to be worth around £34 million having been close to a move to Arsenal.

However recent reports suggested that Chelsea were lining up a winter swoop for the former Real Madrid star in an attempt to add some cutting edge to their mis-firing attack.

But it appears as though the west London club have been thwarted in their attempts to secure his services already.

Italian newspaper Il Mattino claim that the player has told Chelsea, whose manager Jose Mourinho has remained in contact with his agent and father, that he intends to stay in Naples for the foreseeable future.

The paper claims that the striker has told Chelsea that they would be wasting their time should they make a €50 million offer as planned.

Mourinho has problems in attack, with his three forwards, Demba Ba, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o, only contributing six Premier League goals between them this term.

Despite that, Chelsea remain firmly in the title race, and currently sit in third place ahead of their clash against Southampton today.

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