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Report: Chelsea bids for Napoli’s Higuain, told price is close to $100 million

SSC Napoli v Frosinone Calcio - Serie A

NAPLES, ITALY - MAY 14: Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Frosinone Calcio at Stadio San Paolo on May 14, 2016 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

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He’s one of the “ones that got away” from so many Premier League teams, and is back in the rumor mill with a new destination.

Gonzalo Higuain, 28, broke the Serie A scoring record for Napoli with 36 goals this season, and incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is said to want the Argentine in a different shade of blue next season.

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The fee? A whopping $95 million.

From Squawka:

Higuain is the preferred choice of incoming manager Antonio Conte to lead the line next season and the Blues hoped to agree a fee worth around £42m.

Chelsea are believed to have made an approach to Napoli in the last week and were told that the 28-year-old Argentine will cost £65m after a stunning campaign which ended with the No.9 breaking the Serie A goalscoring record with 36 for the season.

We’d love to see him plying his trade in the PL, though $33 million is a big difference in dough even for Chelsea. The player will be center stage at the Copa America Centenario this summer in a terrifying front line with Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero amongst others.

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