Report: Chelsea to launch £42m bid for Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain

Chelsea are reportedly considering a £42m deal to lure Gonzalo Higuain to Stamford Bridge from Napoli this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The Blues are tipped to be one of the most busiest clubs in the market as they prepare for change life under newly appointed manager Antonio Conte.

The west Londoners will be looking to re-shape the squad followed by a disastrous season which left their Premier League title defence in tatters and without Champions League football next season.

The French-born Argentine striker Higuain has long been heavily linked with a move to the English side and has been touted as a prime target for Arsenal in the last summer.

Now, the report is suggesting that Chelsea are poised to complete the signing of 28-year-old this summer, in what would be Conte’s first signing at the west London club.

Higuain has scored 87 goals in 147 appearances in all competition since joining the Serie A giants from Real Madrid in 2013.