Chelsea boss desperate to sign Higuain

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is becoming increasingly desperate to land a top-level striker, and has identified Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain as a potential January signing, according to A Bola.

Argentina international Higuain, who worked under Mourinho at Real Madrid, was strongly linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer. However, Napoli pipped the Gunners to his signature after offering a more lucrative package.

The 26-year-old cost Napoli a reported £34.5m fee - and Chelsea would need to offer considerably more money in order to tempt the Serie A side into selling the prolific striker, who has netted 12 goals in 20 appearances this season.

Mourinho's own strikers have struggled this season. Fernando Torres has scored two goals in 12 Premier League matches; Demba Ba has bagged just one from eight, while summer-signing Samuel Eto'o has netted two goals in nine games.

Chelsea also have Romelu Lukaku on their books, but the Belgium international - who has scored eight league goals from 12 games this season - is on loan at Everton for the rest of the campaign.

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