On Chelsea's apparent "£50M bid" for Higuaín being rejected

Higuain-Goal-AC-MilanThe Telegraph recently reported that Chelsea have had a £50 million bid for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuaín rejected as Jose Mourinho tries to add some much-needed firepower to his attack.

Now why on earth would someone make or reject a £50m bid for Gonzalo Higuain? Offering that much amount of money or rejecting that amount on both Chelsea’s and Napoli’s  behalves for a striker of Higuain’s caliber sounds so wrong. It has also been reported in the past that Higuain’s buy-out clause is £48m itself. Now, why would Chelsea offer more than that?

Higuain’s a very good striker but at the same time he’s not the high class pedigree we need at the moment. Higuaín has scored 9 goals in 16 league games since moving from Spain to Italy in the summer. Now many people would argue that he would probably do a better job than Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o this season but we also have to look at the bigger picture. We also have to look at Lukaku who’ll most probably be returning to Chelsea this summer and would be a very strong contender for that starting spot in Jose’s starting eleven. In my opinion, he’d suit Jose’s style of play way more than Higuaín and eventually he would be our main striker up front.

Yes, we do need a fantastic striker until then to compete with the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, United, Liverpool and Spurs who have alot of fantastic players upfront like Kun Aguero, Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney, Negredo, Van Persie, etc. For that role, Jose would much rather splash cash on a striker like Diego Costa or Robert Lewandowski than Gonzalo Higuaín. £50M for the Napoli danger man makes no sense to me and I’m pretty sure that there’s nothing concrete in these rumours as well. We need a striker like Costa or Lewandowski or Rooney on top not someone like Higuaín who’s no doubt a fantastic player. All in all, this is unlikely to happen. There’s no way Benitez would want to see his star man leave for Chelsea just after 4/5 months of fighting off the likes of Juventus and Arsenal to secure the striker’s services from Real Madrid for a hefty fee.

So to wrap things up guys, there’s no way Higuaín would join us this January. And talking about the likes of Diego Costa and Lewandowski; their purchases would depend on if or not we sell Juan Mata this month. Jose doesn’t want to sell Mata and Mata doesn’t want to force his way out so he might end up staying as well and I’m sure we’d all absolutely love that! There are very less chances of us getting a striker like Costa this January and if that doesn’t happen Demba Ba would also be staying until the summer atleast.

So guys do let me know what you think about all these reports and rumours linking Higuaín to Chelsea. Do you want him? What about Lewandowski / Diego Costa in the summer? Mata?


  1. Anonymous says

    We don’t wants Higuian. We need Costa or Lewandowski

  2. Neri Abayomi says


    Arsenal want to sign former Tottenham and Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov from Fulham in a £2m deal. (Sun)

    With Arsène Wenger desperate to boost his strikeforce, he is also weighing up whether to bid for Manchester United benchwarmer Javier Hernandez. (Caughtoffside)

    Wenger will have to battle Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund if he wants to sign Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa. (Express)

    Aston Villa

    Paul Lambert is only interested in signing players with experience in the January transfer window. (Express and Star)

    Shay Given wants to stay at Middlesbrough when his loan spell comes to an end this month. (Mirror)

    Christian Benteke could move to Atlético Madrid if Diego Costa joins Arsenal or Chelsea. (Express and Star)

    1. Neri Abayomi says

      Cardiff City

      Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be appointed manager, and will bring with him 18-year-old Mats Moller Daehli from Molde, who he has likened to Adnan Januzaj. (Telegraph)

      Blackburn hope to seal a permanent deal for on-loan Benin international striker Rudy Gestede. (Lancashire Telegraph)

      Ross County are interested in a loan move for Cardiff midfielder Filip Kiss. (Sky Sports)


      Chelsea have told Wolfsburg it will cost £25 million to sign Kevin De Bruyne on a permanent deal this month. (Telegraph)

      Juan Mata has been told he can leave Chelsea, although Jose Mourinho has made clear he would prefer the Spaniard to stay. (Telegraph)

      Jose Mourinho hopes to beat Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund to sign Atlético Madrid’s prolific striker Diego Costa. (Express)

      Crystal Palace

      Crystal Palace are planning to bid £2.5m for Scott Dann of Blackburn. (Mirror)

      Tony Pulis hopes he can pursuade Peter Crouch to join Palace and hopes the lure of London will prove irresistable for Crouch’s wife, Abbey Clancy. (Mail)

      The Crystal Palace manager will also try to sign Matthew Etherington from his former club Stoke City. (Mail)

      1. Neri Abayomi says


        Heerenveen’s Icelandic striker Alfred Finnbogason will keep Everton and Celtic waiting until the summer as he considers his options. (Daily Record)

        Roberto Martínez will challenge Liverpool for the £7m signing of Udinese midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu. (Forza Italia)

        Everton manager says Manchester United’s rumoured £50m bid for Ross Barkley would not even be enough to sign the midfielder on loan. (Metro)


        Rene Meulensteen hopes to sign 6ft 7in striker Simon Makienok from Brondby in a £3.4m deal (Inside Futbol)

        The Fulham manager is also targeting an audacious £10m move for Ravel Morrison from West Ham. (Telegraph)

        But Meulensteen is likely to lose out in his attempt to sign Inter Milan’s Uruguay international Alvaro Pereira. (Mirror)

  3. Zyte says

    i hav said dis b4 & wil continue 2 say it higuain is not worth more than 30mil euros.lets wait til summer recal lukaku,den we can spend de money on costa or rooney.

  4. Neri Abayomi says

    Hull City

    Steve Bruce hopes to sign Nick Powell from Manchester United on loan once the midfielder’s spell at Wigan comes to an end. (Mirror)

    Hull will make a £6m bid for Shane Long having failed to secure a deal for the Republic of Ireland striker last summer. (Mail)

    Bruce also hopes to sign Greece international Georgios Samaras from Celtic in a £1m deal. (Hull Daily Mail)


    Basle winger Mohamed Salah, nicknamed ‘the Egyptian Messi’, is close to a £12m move to Anfield. (Mirror)

    But Brendan Rodgers has played down reports of a loan move for Barcelona forward Cristian Tello. (ESPN)

    Udinese’s Ghanian defensive midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu could be the subject of a £7m bid from Liverpool. (Football Italia)

    Manchester City

    Joleon Lescott has been told he can leave City on loan this month, with Tottenham and Newcastle vying for his services. (Telegraph)

    Sergio Agüero’s father has said the Argentine striker is not interested in a move to Barcelona. (Manchester Evening News)

    City could be beaten to the signing of 17-year-old Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho by Sporting Lisbon. (TalkSport)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United are eyeing up a move for Juventus’s Arturo Vidal. (Mirror)

    With Arsène Wenger desperate to boost his strikeforce, he is weighing up whether to bid for Manchester United benchwarmer Javier Hernandez. (Caughtoffside)

    David Moyes is hopeful of signing 17-year-old Robert Muric from Dinamo Zagreb for £300,000. (Mail)

    1. Neri Abayomi says

      Newcastle United

      Joleon Lescott has been told he can leave City on loan this month, with Tottenham and Newcastle vying for his services. (Telegraph)

      Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye is set for a move to Paris Saint-Germain for around £20m, but only once the French champions have sold players. (Sun)

      Loic Remy has dealt Newcastle a blow by suggesting he may desert the Toon if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. (Metro)

      Norwich City

      Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin has denied claims he is set to replace Chris Hughton as manager at Carrow Road. (ESPN)

      Leroy Fer has pledged his future to Norwich despite admitting to difficulty adapting to the Premier League. (Sky Sports)

      Norwich have beaten Everton to sign highly rated 16-year-old striker Olly Mehew in a £500,000 deal from Bristol Rovers. (Mirror)


      Maurico Pochettino will resist any attempt by Manchester United to sign left-back Luke Shaw in a £20m deal. (ESPN)

      Pochettino’s hopes of signing Anderlecht’s Cheikhou Kouyate have been boosted after Wolfsburg failed to agree a deal for the defender. (TalkSport)

      Southampton may also make a move for Cagliari defender Davide Astori. (Forza Italia)

      Stoke City

      Mark Hughes could turn to Hertha Berlin striker Adrián Ramos as he looks to add a proven goalscorer to his squad. (Marca)

      The Stoke manager’s pursuit of Hanover’s Mame Biram Diouf and Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Luuk de Jong has reached an impasse. (Stoke Sentinel)

      Former Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne could sign a loan deal having lost his place at Hamburg. (Mirror)

      1. Neri Abayomi says


        Gus Poyet will return to former club Brighton to sign Liam Bridcutt for £2.5m. (Mirror)

        Having already signed Marcos Alonso, Poyet is targetting another four additions in the January window. (Shields Gazette)

        The Sunderland manager will also to secure a deal for QPR winger Shaun Wright-Phillips. (Mirror)

        Swansea City

        Michael Laudrup hopes to sign Inter Milan’s Uruguay international Alvaro Pereira on loan until the end of the season. (Mirror)

        Swansea’s manager is also targeting Liverpool forward Iago Aspas following the news that Michu is out for six weeks. (South Wales Evening Post)

        Espanol have said that Mexico international defender Hector Moreno can leave in January if a suitable offer is received. (Periódico AM)


        Joleon Lescott has been told he can leave City on loan this month, with Tottenham and Newcastle vying for his services. (Telegraph)

        Tottenham are considering a shock move to bring Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov back to White Hart Lane in a £3m deal. (Haringey Independent)

        Erik Lamela’s hopes of a quick return to Serie A have been dented as Inter Milan hope to sign Juan Mata instead. (Mirror)

        West Bromwich Albion

        Malky Mackay and José Luis Mendilibar have become the front-runners for vacant West Brom job. (Birmingham Mail)

        Marseille striker Jordan Ayew wants move to West Brom in order to secure his place in Ghana World Cup squad. (All Africa)

        Shane Long will turn down Hull, Tottenham, Everton and Newcastle in order to stay at the Hawthorns. (Irish Examiner)

        West Ham

        West Ham have emerged as surprise contenders to sign £8m-rated Southampton striker Rickie Lambert. (Mirror)

        Sam Allardyce will bolster his defensive options when he signs Dutch international Johnny Heitinga from Everton. (Sky Sports)

        Hammers target Leo Baptistao has been told he can leave Atletico Madrid on loan. (TalkSport)

  5. Shiloh says

    Now everyone knows we need s striker, I would think Lewandoski should be our top target. Remy is also another player who we should beautiful looking at, they’re both below £20m and can score.

  6. ViΠOD (@VinodJKJP) says

    Oh my god, we just not need him on any reasons.. I prefer Costa, Lewandowski, or maybe just call bamford or piazon from their loan.. Bamford is shining now

  7. Ahmed says

    if will can hold to have lukaku and our lone stopper back i think nothing more we need. After all, none of all those team that have best striker can beat us, even they will, not easily. they all fear us all the time. what we need now is lucky.

  8. fidel says

    Rumour or not,I don’t want higuain at stamford bridge.He will succeed because he is argentine(they are always good) but to what extent?and at what cost?do we need another Torres on our hand.
    Well I know a lot of people will not like this but our only realistic option now is balotelli.All we need is to buy him to run out the season then bring back lukaku,torres and eto o,we can pair both upfront in a 4-4-2 formation but we must sell demba ba asap.I still like torres and feel we should keep him.He is learning the poacher instinct common with chelsea strikers.

    Also the Midfielders are too selfish,Oscar being a big culprit.He always wants to impress the gaffer by dazzling and scoring same as hazard but they are amazing.Willian,OMG,he is the revelation of this season for us;His work rate,pace and manmarking skills is what every player should have.we won our last 2 games because of him!.simply put,our strikers must learn to communicate with our midfielders and vice versa hence we don’t need higuain.it is not clicking up front.

  9. Robben16 says

    50??? too expensive.

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