Chelsea ramp up bid to sign 35m Real Madrid ace Higuain
07:39 GMT, 27 April 2012
Chelsea are set to swoop for 35million-rated Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.
The Blues are keen to beef up their attacking options with Didier Drogba poised to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Ace: Higuain tops Roman Abramovich's summer wishlist
And Higuain, also a target of rivals Manchester City, is wanted by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
A Chelsea source is quoted as saying in The Sun: 'Higuain is top of the shopping list.
'He has a phenomenal goalscoring record for Real and for Argentina but he helps make lots of goals too.
Head boy: The Argentina striker has scored 25 times this season
'He would be perfect for us, the sort of player who would thrive in the Premier League.'
Sergio Aguero is wanted at Real Madrid, and the Spanish giants would be prepared to cash in on Higuain to fund a move for the City hitman.
Higuain has scored 25 times for Real Madrid this season.