Chelsea closing in on Gonzalo Higuain capture

Marcus Newton
January 11, 2019

Chelsea need to splash the cash in this window to secure a top-four place, at least. It seems Chelsea are close to signing a striker as striker's agent arrives in London.

"Morata seems to have a soft underbelly, he likes a tap-in but does not really like to go through the pain barrier to score goals".

Sarri asked his Chelsea board to sign Higuain last summer but they were concerned by Juventus' £32million valuation of the 31-year-old.

Marina Granovskaia, general director at the London club, also wants to find a way to move the forward on.

Chelsea are closing in on a deal for AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Sarri has reportedly told the club that he wants Higuain, who is now on loan at AC Milan, having previously worked with the Argentine at Napoli.

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Meanwhile the Blues have defeated Liverpool at Anfield, a tough Derby County side and AFC Bournemouth to reach the final four. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino does not expect the club "are going to do anything" during the January transfer window.

"I think Maurizio Sarri's come to the conclusion that neither Alvaro Morata nor Olivier Giroud are the real deal", he said.

That's forced Chelsea into re-thinking their strategy and according to a report, Higuain's brother and agent, Nicolas, is in London today to potentially thrash out a deal.

By contrast, Higuain netted 38 times in just 42 appearances for Napoli when managed by Sarri in the 2015-16 campaign.

Higuain excelled under Sarri during his time at Napoli, scoring 38 goals in his final season before making a big money move to rivals Juve.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is dipping his toe into the transfer market, but is not willing to make the plunge to strengthen his squad as we head into the second part of the season. He was sent to Milan to free up space on the wage bill.

Higuain joined the Rossoneri with a view to a permanent £32million switch at the end of the season, but Chelsea would be reluctant to spend so much on a player who is already in his thirties.

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