Gonzalo Higuain has issued a 'come-and-get-me' plea to former boss Jose Mourinho.
The Argentine has been subject to transfer speculation all summer having declared that he wished to leave Real Madrid.
Premier League giants Arsenal were believed to be in pole position to sign the striker but news that Mourinho's Chelsea are eyeing Higuain could be a bitter blow to their hopes of sealing the deal.
This, however is well within Chelsea's price range.
The former River Plate man enjoyed a good relationship with Mourinho and has suggested that the Portuguese coach is eager to bring him to west London.
"Mourinho wants me there," the 25-year-old is quoted as saying by AS.
The Gunners' fierce rivals have, like the north London club, expressed a desire to add a centre-forward to their ranks, as record signing Fernando Torres and Demba Ba continue to disappoint.
Returning Blues boss Mourinho recently stated that Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney was the club's only priority in the transfer market, but following this Higuain twist to the saga, the transfer market merry-go-round continues to produce surprises.
Similarly, Arsenal have been linked with the United hitman but finances are said to be a stumbling block, even though it is believed that Wenger has over £70million at his disposal.
So it now seems that the London rivals are set to go head-to-head for Rooney and Higuain.
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