Player: Gonzalo Higuain
Club: Real Madrid
Fee: £31 million
Chelsea are another Premier League club who need a new striker this season.
Didier Drogba has left for Shanghai Shenhua, Fernando Torres is still inconsistent despite a great Euro 2012, Daniel Sturridge is supposedly unhappy at a lack of first-team football and Romelu Lukaku is untested.
Hulk from FC Porto and Atletico Madrid superstar Radamel Falcao seem the most likely targets at the moment, but if there's a world-class striker the Blues should be gutted to miss out on it's Gonzalo Higuain.
Higuain was the most efficient striker in La Liga last season, scoring 22 goals and making nine assists from just 1712 minutes of playing time—scoring or creating a goal for his team once every 55 minutes.
Papiss Cisse was the most efficient in the Bundesliga the season before and look at the wonders he's done for Newcastle United.
Plus Higuain, as a goal-poacher, would thrive at Chelsea with the style of teammates like Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Frank Lampard, Raul Meireles, etc, who love making key passes.
Overall, a big opportunity missed here by Roman Abramovich.