José Mourinho dismisses bid for Gonzalo Higuaín | inside World Soccer

Chelsea manager José Mourinho insists the club have not made an offer for Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuaín, and a move would be highly unlikely to happen.

Gonzalo Higuaín worked under José Mourinho at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013
Gonzalo Higuaín worked under José Mourinho at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013

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The Blues were reported on Friday to have had a £50 million bid for the Argentina international rejected by the Serie A club.

However, Mourinho says there has been no offer, and a bid will not be made for Higuaín, who has scored nine goals in 16 Serie A appearances since joining from Real Madrid last summer.

The Portuguese tactician told reporters: "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 Higuaín.

"Why should we be interested in someone we believe it is impossible to get?"

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