Gonzalo Higuain has no intention of leaving Napoli for Chelsea

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With the winter transfer window fast approaching, rumours are rife linking a number of players to Chelsea as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his squad in January. 

One man that the Blues have reportedly been targeting this season is Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. However, according to the Daily Mail, the Argentine forward has no intention of leaving Naples in the near future.

His brother and agent, Nicolas Higuain, said: "We're doing really well with Napoli, I've been in Argentina for five months, I'm not travelling around the world trying to sell my brother.


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"If tomorrow a club arrived and found an agreement with De Laurentiis, it would be another matter and we would talk with him about it, but from our part that intention isn't there.

'We aren't planning a future elsewhere."

Higuain has scored 11 goals in 15 games for Napoli already this season, steering his side to fourth place in the table and just two points behind Serie A leaders Fiorentina.

Although he claims to be settled, rumours about the Argentine's future have been fuelled by the fact that despite a solid start, Napoli are not expected to challenge for the title this season and have had to settle for Europa League football after missing out on a Champions League spot last term. 

The 27-year-old striker has an astonishing £70 million (€100 million) price tag, though, set by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, which be hard to justify meeting.

But with Diego Costa's poor form so far this season, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich may be tempted to look elsewhere for a new striker. Unlike Higuain, the Spaniard has failed to impress in front of goal this season, scoring just three goals in nine appearances.

He will hope to rediscover his form when the Premier League resumes this weekend, with Chelsea hosting Norwich at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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