Juventus reject £88M bid from Chelsea for world-class striker

By @jamiew_tc  
15th July 2017
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Gonzalo Higuain
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Juventus have rejected a mega-money bid from Chelsea for striker Gonzalo Higuain, report Calciomercato.

As per Calciomercato, Antonio Conte is stepping up his efforts to sign a new centre-forward, after his side missed out on Belgium international Romelu Lukaku to Premier League counterparts Manchester United.

The Italian outlet believe that the Blues also pursued Real Madrid hitman Alvaro Morata, but their attempts to prise the Spaniard away from Los Blancos hit brick wall.

There is now a new name in the equation, and it’s likely to raise more than a few eyebrows. Calciomercato cite Italian-based newspaper Tuttosport, who believe that Chelsea offered £88M in exchange for Juve’s Higuain, but that offer was swiftly turned down by ‘The Old Lady’.

The front cover of today’s edition of Tuttosport is pictured below, via 101greatgoals. There is not any mention of the story on the paper’s website, however.

Tuttosport 15/07/2017, via 101greatgoals.

Higuain is widely considered one of the best strikers in the world, and would undoubtedly be a quality addition to Conte’s side. It seems unlikely that he will be a Chelsea player come the end of the transfer window, though. In fact, it’s probably more likely that Conte fields himself up top.

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Komolafe Adesina Caston
Komolafe Adesina Caston
3 years ago

i dont understand chelsea anymore,why not go for jammie vardy its better that way.

Lucky
Lucky
3 years ago

Just hate this news. Higuan fr $90m is unacceptable because he’s already old.

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