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Higuaín's agent clears the air on Chelsea transfer rumours

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In the last few days, Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuaín was once again linked to a move to Chelsea; something that's been happening quite regularly since  2010.  While it's unlikely that the striker would actually end up leaving Napoli this season -- they would be foolish to let him go for anything other than exorbitant transfer fees -- his agent and brother Nicolás has sought to clarify Higuaín's position in his current club:

"We're doing really well with Napoli. I've been in Argentina for five months, I'm not travelling around the world trying to sell my brother."

"If tomorrow a club arrived and found an agreement with De Laurentiis it would be another matter and we would talk with him about it, but from our part that intention isn't there. We aren't planning a future elsewhere."

Last season, despite the team's struggles to strike key results and good performances under Rafael Benítez, Higuaín still managed to score 18 goals in 37 Serie A matches. This season, new manager Maurizio Sarri's set-up allowed Higuaín and many of his colleagues to flourish, and according to his agent/brother, they are looking forward for their future with the team:

"Gonzalo has had a dream of winning something big with this team from the day he first set foot in Naples. This year, we are confident: the team is doing well, they play with more intensity, they're more organised."

"There is a special feeling with Sarri. Gonzalo grew up as a footballer and a person as the world's biggest club, surrounded by champions. Now he is reaching maturity."

-Nicolás Higuaín; Source: TuttoNapoli via Goal

As David pointed out in an earlier article, Higuaín's probably looking to renew his contract with Napoli and his agent might be using the potential risk of losing the striker to a bigger club as leverage. Although unlike Radamel Falcao, Higuaín isn't past his prime and his arrival at Chelsea would add a lot of firepower to our currently faulty attacking department.