Remarkable statistic shows why Chelsea must pursue Gonzalo Higuain this summer

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If Chelsea’s reported interest in Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain proves to be more than just idle newspaper gossip, then the Blues would be wise to break the bank for the Argentine.

That assertion comes after another free-scoring display from the South American during Sunday's clash with Torino.

Higuain opened the scoring in a 2-1 away win that saw the Naples outfit edge ahead of Roma in the race to secure the last automatic qualifying spot for next season’s Champions League.


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And while Napoli appear set to make a return to Europe’s elite competition next term, that has not put incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte off launching a bid to sign the striker.

According to the Mirror, the Blues could shell out as much as £45 million to get their man and, after his latest record-breaking goal against Torino, they would be wise to.

Higuain’s strike saw the Argentine reach a tally of 33 goals in Serie A this term.

His return has seen the striker become the first player in over 50 years to bag 33 or more goals in a single Serie A campaign.

Antonio Valentin Angelillo was the last man to do it, bagging 33 for Inter Milan in the 1958/59 term.

Granted, Higuain may not have hit the same heights as Luis Suarez or Cristiano Ronaldo, but given how Barcelona and Real Madrid face very little competition in La Liga, Higuain’s goal tally shouldn't be discounted.

And with Conte seemingly keen to bring a bit of Serie A flavour to proceedings at Stamford Bridge, it’s a return that could make Higuain their number one transfer target this summer and help return them to the Premier League's peak.

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