Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly turned down the opportunity to join Chelsea and Manchester City in the summer according to his father.

The Argentine Gonzalo Higuain has been a huge success at Real Madrid, but he has struggled to get first team opportunities of late due to the form of Karim Benzema.

José Mourinho has often resorted to using the French striker Karim Benzema for the big games. It has apparently made Gonzalo Higuain extremely unhappy, which has led to rumours linking him with Premier league clubs Manchester City and Chelsea.

It is thought that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is personally interested in signing Gonzalo Higuain in the summer. Chelsea could make a bid that will start at around £ 35 million according to Spanish sources.

However, Gonzalo Higuain's father has said that his son would like to stay with Real Madrid and that there has been no contact with either Chelsea or Manchester City up until now. The 24-year-old striker recently scored his 100th goal in Spain in the match against Osasuna. He has so far scored 25 goals in all competitions this season, despite being used marginally by José Mourinho.

While Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is a personal fan of Gonzalo Higuain, Roberto Mancini is someone who is extremely keen on the player as well. It is thought that in just a City are looking at the replacement of Mario Balotelli with an equally physical player. Gonzalo Higuain seems to have suited them just fine.

“There is nothing in it. He has four years left on his contract and they love him very much,” said Jorge Higuain in response to the transfer speculation surrounding his son. Chelsea are expected to lose Didier Drogba in the summer, and Gonzalo Higuain is being lined up as the potential replacement.