Chelsea targets Napoli star Gonzalo Higuain to replace goal-shy Diego Costa who has been a disappointment this season.
The bad boy of Chelsea frontline Diego Costa is now fighting for his Stamford Bridge future.
Costa really has been one of the Blue’s biggest disappointments in their disastrous slump this term, netting only two League goals.
His frustrating form has alerted the Chelsea scouts those are keen to bring in a new striker in January, especially with Radamel Falcao also suffering from injury and struggling to score.
Jose Mourinho eventually has all the support of the Club hierarchy for the time being and the Argentine striker of Napoli, Gonzalo Higuain is a top priority on his wish list of possible long term transfer targets – but according to the player’s agent, he is not available until summer.
Higuain, who featured in 2014 World Cup final, was linked with Chelsea earlier also and they are again placing a big-money bid that can tempt Napoli to sell the former Real Madrid star.
If Chelsea manages to sign Higuain, then there will be big doubts over Costa, despite the sensational form in his first season but after that struggled to reproduce the same amount of performance since the summer.
Right now, Costa has no major competition as Loic Remy failed to deliver has failed to while on-loan Radamel Falcao has become a complete disaster
Already there are many Blues players fearing their long-term futures, like John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic’s contract ends after this season.
Actually the whole team is waiting for a major overhaul, and if it really happens then no one is in the safe zone.
Some of the senior players in the squad even beginning to doubt whether they can finish in the top four, with 12 games played they are now 13 points behind Manchester United, who currently sit on the final Champions League slot.
Chelsea’s finish in this campaign may also affect the signings next summer as attracting star players will be tough without Champions League football for the season.
Mourinho is himself fighting his own chair, but till now Chelsea have no plan to axe him but it will be an interesting point to see whether they will back him in the transfer market or not.