Gonzalo Higuain
Chelsea is the latest entrant in the race to sign Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain, who is also a target for Manchester UnitedGetty

Chelsea have reportedly entered the race to sign Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is also a target for Arsenal and Manchester United.

According to the Mirror, the Blues are looking to make a bid for the striker as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his forward line and provide more of a challenge to Diego Costa.

The Portuguese manager has admitted that he will sign one or two more players in the summer, and hinted that it could be a striker, to cover for the loss of Didier Drogba, who is set to leave the club in the summer.

Apart from Drogba's loss, the manager is keen to bring in a striker, who can provide adequate cover in case of injury to his top marksmen, which did occur on occasion during the 2014/15 campaign leaving Chelsea short of quality options.

Higuain has been impressive since his move to Napoli from Real Madrid in 2013 and has scored 51 goals in 98 appearances for the Serie A side thus far. The Stadio San Paolo outfit also failed to qualify for the Champions League which could tempt the striker to look for newer pastures.

Moreover, Rafael Benitez, the Napoli manager for the last couple of seasons, has departed the club to take up the vacant managerial post at Real Madrid, putting the top players' future in doubt.

The Gunners have been linked to the striker even before his move to the Italian club, but off late it has been United, who are said to be monitoring the striker's situation.

Reports suggested that Louis van Gaal is preparing a big money move for the forward, as he looks to revamp his forward line following the release of Radamel Falcao, while Robin van Persie's future at the club remains uncertain.