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Chelsea and City in €40M race for La Liga star

Manchester City and Chelsea are set for a €40 million transfer battle over the signature of Gonzalo Higuain according to English media report this weekend.

City boss Roberto Mancini is set to make a move for the Real Madrid hit man claim the People, while the Metro reports Chelsea officials are preparing a bid to bring the Argentine to Stamford Bridge.

Higuain scored his 20th goal of the season during Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Real Betis, but is still said to be unclear of his Bernabeu future under Jose Mourinho.

The 24-year-old was linked with a switch to Chelsea during the January transfer window but the dismissal of former coach Andres Villas-Boas has made any move less likely until a replacement is announced at the London club.

City meanwhile could be willing to sell Edin Dzeko to free up space for Higuain in their star-studded squad at Eastlands.

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