Chelsea are reportedly hours away from tying up a loan deal for Gonzalo Higuain.
The Argentine striker, who is currently out on loan at AC Milan from Juventus has failed to hit the ground running at San Siro scoring only 6 goals in 15 games. It is now being reported that Higuain is eager to move on and re-join his former boss Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. The duo have previously worked together at Napoli where Higuain scored 37 goals in one season before moving to Juventus.
Chelsea are in dire need of a striker now and it seems Higuain will be the temporary solution. The Blues will also have an option to buy the player for a fee in the region of €40m in the summer should the loan spell work out.
Previously, AC Milan were adamant about not losing Higuain but it would now seem that the situation has changed. “It is difficult to manage a striker when he doesn’t score,” AC Milan sporting director Leonardo had said. “Higuain must find the real himself, he is living in a different situation for him, he left Juventus and he is here on loan. He is very important for us and he knows it. We haven’t received any offer from Chelsea – no one has asked us for him and he didn’t ask to leave.”
However, latest reports are confirming that Higuain has agreed personal terms and will be in London on Wednesday to pass his medical before completing the loan move. Should the move go through, it will allow Chelsea to loan out misfiring striker Alvaro Morata to Sevilla for the rest of the season.