Blow for Chelsea in pursuit of Juventus star

The player’s agent confirms he is happy in Turin

Chelsea are expected to overhaul their side this summer after an underwhelming campaign last season. They finished 5th in the league and will miss the Champions League in the upcoming season.

Though Blues ended the campaign on a bright note after defeating Manchester United in the FA Cup final. But they need reinforcements in key areas to compete for Silverware in the upcoming season.

They have been behind in the transfer window compared to other Premier League rivals as they are still yet to clarify their managerial situation. Antonio Conte remains the head coach despite being heavily linked with a summer exit.

But the English side feel confident that they will land former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri and want to provide him with new additions. They have accelerated their transfer plans this week after direct talks with the 59 year old.

The Premier League giants are looking for a new striker as their last summer signing Alvaro Morata has been heavily linked with a summer exit with his former club Juventus showing interest in him.

The Club has been heavily linked with a move for Gonzalo Higuain as Sarri is a huge admirer of him, having previously worked with him. He joined the Turin Side from Napoli for a fee of €90 million paid in two installments in 2016.

The Argentine has been a regular for the club since joining them and has won two consecutive Serie A titles. He also helped his team to reach the Champions League final in the 2016/2017 campaign but were defeated by his former club Real Madrid.

The 30 year old was a crucial player for the Italian side last season, scoring 23 goals and assisting 7 in 50 appearances and helped his team to win their 7th consecutive Serie A title.

The Argentina International has been recently linked with a exit as the Serie A giants are reportedly interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. They club are looking to sell him in order to raise funds for the Portuguese Superstar.

But Higuain’s representative Nicolas claims that the player is happy and have no intention of leaving Italy.

“At the moment we haven’t spoken to any other clubs, as we have a three-year contract with Juventus,” he told Sky SportItalia as quoted by Goal.

“He is very happy in the city, at the club, with the coach [Massimiliano Allegri] and the tactical system.

“Everyone knows his rapport with Sarri is wonderful and he sees him as a football father, but as far as I know, Sarri hasn’t even signed for Chelsea yet. Secondly, Gonzalo is happy in Turin so I see no real chance of leaving.”



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