Chelsea face competition from AC Milan for Serie A star

The player also wants to leave the club this summer

Chelsea are looking to bolster their side this summer after an underwhelming campaign last season. They finished fifth in the Premiere League though ended the season positively, winning the FA cup final against Manchester United.

They confirmed Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach on Saturday. He has signed a three-year deal with the Stamford Bridge side and will replace Antonio Conte, who was sacked on Friday.

The Italian side’s midfielder Jorginho has also completed a move to the Premier League giants, signing a five-year deal with the club for a fee around £57 million and he is their first summer signing. He snubbed the chance to join Manchester City and will follow his former manager to the Stamford Bridge.

The Premier League giants been behind in the transfer window in comparison to other Premiere League clubs but with the arrival of the Italian midfielder it is believed that it will finally kickstart their transfer plans.

The Blue’s have prioritized signing a striker this summer as Alvaro Morato has been heavily linked with a summer exit after an underwhelming debut campaign last season. In the past few days Juventus star Gonzalo Higuain has been tipped to join them.

The Argentina International joined the Serie A giants from Napoli for a fee of €90 million paid in two installments in 2016 and has been a regular for the club.

The Striker won two consecutive Serie A titles and also reached the Champions League final in the 2016/2017 campaign but suffered a defeat 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.

But the Turin side are willing to sell him a they have secured the signing of Portugal Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentine also ants to leave as he is reportedly annoyed at the club for forcing him to leave the club.

AC Milan are also interested in signing Higuain according to Calciomercato. New Milan owners- the Elliot Fund, are looking to provide the club with a lift by signing the former Napoli star.

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