Summer Transfer Window: Gonzalo Higuain Will Go to Chelsea

Roberto Alvarez-Galloso@AlvarezGallosoChief Writer IDecember 27, 2011

Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo HiguainAngel Martinez/Getty Images

Chelsea FC is planning on signing Gonzalo Higuain when his contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of the season. The Blues are expecting stiff competition from another club for Higuain.

Juventus appears to plan to sign Gonzalo Higuain to the tune of $39 million. The news appeared in La Stampa, The Daily Mail, and was published in Soccernews.

Paris Saint-Germain and River Plate are also thinking about signing Higuain in the summer. Higuain  scored 12 out of 15 matches for Real Madrid during the current season.

He started seven out of the 15 matches during the same period. While Higuain has made contributions to Real Madrid, it appears that he has been marginalized in favor of Karim Benzema.

The sense of marginalization could give Higuain the temptation to find opportunities in other clubs. While Juventus may tempt Higuain, Chelsea will sign Higuain in the summer of 2012.

While Andres Villas-Boas, Chelsea's coach, denies that the club needs a striker, the truth is the opposite. Chelsea needs a striker who would replace Anelka.

The candidate would be Higuain within the summer transfer window. It remains to be seen what will transpire.