Chelsea suffer blow in race to sign £64m Argentina striker – report

Chelsea will face competition from PSG for Gonzalo Higuain thus summer, according to Le Parisien

Chelsea have been dealt a blow in the race to sign Gonzalo Higuain as Paris Saint-Germain prepare a big-money offer for the Napoli striker, according to reports in France.

The Argentina international is unsurprisingly one of the most-coveted players in Europe after a return of 36 goals in the 2015/16 Serie A campaign.

Higuain has regularly been linked with a move to Arsenal over the past 24 months, however, Chelsea are thought to be leading the Premier League’s interest in the 28-year-old.

According to Le Parisien, Chelsea could have some fierce competition for the South American after it emerged cash-rich PSG are preparing a big-money offer for the super star.

The Ligue 1 champions will be without Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic next season after the 34-year-old confirmed his intention to leave the French capital when his contract expires at the end of June.

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Chelsea are set to hand over the reins to Italy head coach Antonio Conte in the summer.

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