200-goal strike star not interested in Chelsea & Arsenal links

Gonzalo Higuain has no interest in leaving Napoli for Chelsea or Arsenal, according to his brother.

The Argentine striker has been heavily linked with moves away from Italy for some time, despite having only signed for the Naples club in a big money deal from Real Madrid during the summer of 2013.

Chelsea and Arsenal have been aligned with moves for the prolific goal-getter of late, with the defending Premier League champions thought to see him as an ideal replacement for misfiring hit-man Diego Costa.

However, Higuain’s brother, Nicolas, has rubbished suggestions that his sibling will leave Napoli, and claimed that he’s looking to emulate Argentina hero Diego Maradona’s achievement of winning the Italian title with his current side:

“Gonzalo scored his 200th goal as a professional on Sunday, reaching an important figure,” he told Radio Crc (via talkSPORT).

“Three years ago Gonzalo chose Napoli and you can see how much this club means to him by what he is doing on the pitch.

“His dream, since the first day he set foot in Naples, is to win the Scudetto with Napoli.

“[Fellow Argentinian] Diego [Maradona] won the Scudetto with Napoli in his third year at the club and we hope this will be a good sign.”

Higuain, 27, has averaged a goal every other game through his senior career, spanning spells with River Plate, Real and Napoli, and boasts a similar record at international level.

 


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