Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is denying reports that Chelsea had a bid of £50 million knocked back by Napoli for their Argentinian striker, and that the Blues are preparing another offer.
Mourinho is reported in Sky Sports as saying: “Nothing is true. He is a player that I know we cannot get.
“He moved from Real Madrid to Napoli six months ago and he’s doing very well, he’s adapting very well to Italy.
“Napoli is a club which normally doesn’t sell. In the last years, they sold one player a year, when they felt it was not possible to keep them.
“They want to win the Scudetto, they want to win the Europa League. I don’t believe they’re interested in selling Higuain.
“Why should we be interested in someone we believe it is impossible to get?”
It is thought that Chelsea are in the market for a new striker due to current strikers Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba failing to produce enough goals, and when asked about this Mourinho said: “It’s not a priority, it’s not an option. We have three.
“This squad is good enough for my first season, and for the objectives of the first season.
“We’re building a new team. I think the fans trust the club, I think they trust me, and they know we’re building a team for another period of seven, eight years.”
With talk yesterday about Spanish international Juan Mata wanting to leave Stamford Bridge Mourinho reiterated his desire to see the 25-year-old stay with Chelsea saying: He trained today in a fantastic way.
“I think he is focused on what I said after the game at Southampton, when I said ‘I don’t want him to leave’.
“I think he is focused on that and not on when I said ‘the door is always open’.
“He trained in a fantastic way and so there are no problems.”