Argentine cools Chelsea transfer talk

Gonzalo Higuain’s father and agent has stated that the striker has no intention in leaving Real Madrid, and has distanced his son from a move to Chelsea.

The Argentina international competes with Karim Benzema for a place in Jose Mourinho’s starting XI, and reports in both the Spanish and British press have linked the South American attacker with a move to Stamford Bridge come January.

Despite this, Jorge Higuain has stated that the 24-year-old will not be leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.

“Nobody at Real Madrid has said anything about wanting to sell Gonzalo and he doesn’t have any intention of leaving,” the representative told La Stampa.

“In fact, he wants to continue with Real Madrid until his contract expires in June 2016.

“If somebody told us we weren’t welcome (at Real) I’m sure we would receive very good proposals,” he stated.

Serie A giants Juventus have also been speculated as a potential suitor, but Higuain senior has said that there has been no contact from the Turin club or Andre Villas Boas’ men.

“Regarding the rumours that say Chelsea and Juventus are interested in my son, the only thing I can say is that they are both two great teams.

“They would be two important opportunities, but nobody has gotten in touch with me,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight

Article title: Argentine cools Chelsea transfer talk

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