Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Argentine striker, Gonzalo Higuain, following reports that AC Milan are yet to tie a deal for the striker.
The Blues are believed to be looking to sign reinforcements to bolster their chances in the Premier League ahead of the new season following the arrival of Maurizio Sarri from Napoli in July.
The Italian who is known for his attacking philosophy is said to be keen on adding new faces to the side, and the arrival of Jorginho from Naples is also a sign of more things to happen at the Stamford Bridge.
Juventus are believed to be looking to offload some players from their attacking front following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid earlier this summer. With reports in the news that Higuain could be the one to move in order to free up space in their final third.
AC Milan was believed to have agreed to a loan deal with Juve for the signature of Higuain this summer and had beaten Chelsea to his signature.
However, Di Marzio has reported that Higuain is not pleased with the terms of the contract being offered by Milan, which has stalled the move.
It is understood that the Argentine wants a pay rise if he is joining a club that will not be playing in the Champions League next season. Meanwhile, AC Milan are preparing to offer Higuain a deal that will see him remain at the San Siro on a permanent deal after an initial loan deal.
Why AC Milan striker will always have Arsenal at heart
AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek has given the hint that he will always have Arsenal at hear because of the moments he had as a young boy and how much he followed the club as a fan.
The Poland international is currently with the Italian Serie A outfit where he is improving and growing in the game but his childhood dream is to be at the Emirates Stadium with the North London outfit.
He confessed to being an Arsenal fan as a young player, adding that he loved the style of play introduced by former manager Arsene Wenger and the qualities of great players like Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp who are now legends of the clubs.
Krzysztof Piatek had scored 19 goals in 21 appearances for Genoa which is the reason why he was called upon by the San Siro side where he is now impressing.
Typical of Krzysztof Piatek is his celebration which indicates his gun power. He explained that he did the celebration once and it is now a part of him.
He is being encouraged by the fact that football fans in Italy always go crazy each time he does the celebration after each goal.
Chelsea Loanee Clueless Over AC Milan Future
AC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has revealed that his long-term future at the Italian club is not certain despite recent reports which claimed that the Italians are willing to turn his loan deal into a permanent one.
Frenchman Tiemoue Bakayoko is on a season-long loan at Italian Serie A giants AC Milan from Chelsea having joined them at the start of this campaign.
The player told France Football that his future is a blur to him at the moment before revealing that his immediate target is to make sure that Champions League football returns to the San Siro.
Bakayoko wants to help AC Milan return to Europe’s premier club competition after a five-year absence.
AC Milan can make his loan deal permanent for just €35m as stipulated in the loan contract that took him to the club from West London giants Chelsea last summer.
The midfielder became surplus to requirements at Chelsea at the start of the season after failing to perform to the height expected at the club following his £40m transfer from French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco in 2017.
Tiemoue Bakayoko rose to prominence on the European stage after he played a major role for AS Monaco as they ended their 17-year league drought by winning the Ligue 1 title in 2017 in addition to reaching the semifinals of the Champions League in the same season.
Chelsea Target On Fire For Milan
AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek continued his rich vein of form for the Rossoneri in their league clash with lowly Empoli on Friday night.
The Polish international striker opened the scoring from eight yards out four minutes into the second half before Chelsea-linked player Frank Kessie and Samu Castillejo added further goals to make it a comprehensive 3-0 win over the visitors at the San Siro.
Piatek has now scored seven goals in six games for AC Milan since he joined the seven-time European champions last month.
He was linked with a move to Chelsea in the winter transfer window before the Blues opted to sign Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the rest of the season.
Higuain had to terminate his AC Milan loan contract to join Chelsea from parent club Juventus and the San Siro giants didn’t waste much time in signing the aforementioned Piatek as his replacement in a £30m deal.
Piatek had earlier joined Italian Serie A club Genoa from Polish side Cracovia last summer in a £4m deal.
The Polish attacker scored 19 goals in 21 appearances in all competitions for Genoa.
He signed for AC Milan from Genoa and has netted five league goals in five games.
The AC Milan newbie is the second top scorer in the Italian top flight with 18 goals behind Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo (19).
Betting Preview: AC Milan vs Empoli: Home Win On The Cards
Seven-time European champions AC Milan would be hoping to consolidate their top-four spot on the Italian Serie A table when they welcome Empoli to the San Siro on Friday night.
AC Milan, buoyed by the form of new signing Krzysztof Piatek continue to set the pace for other top-four challengers like AS Roma, Atalanta, and Lazio.
AC Milan are expected to secure another victory against lowly Empoli with Bet9ja offering odds of 1.37 for a home win in favour of the Italian giants.
An Empoli victory has attracted the odds of 8.30 while a draw is at the odds of 5.00.
Polish international striker Piatek is the form man in the Italian top flight.
The young striker has been in superb form for AC Milan since he swapped fellow Italian club Genoa for the Rossoneri during the winter transfer window.
He was signed as a direct replacement for Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain who canceled his season-long loan deal from Juventus despite the fact that he still had six months left on the loan contract.
The Argentine international has since joined Premier League club, Chelsea.
Piatek has scored six goals in five games as a Milan player and over 1.5 goals is certain with him on the pitch at the odds of 1.17.
40m Chelsea Flop Wants Permanent AC Milan Switch
Chelsea loanee Tiemoue Bakayoko has talked up the possibility of securing a permanent move to Italian Serie A giants AC Milan.
The 24-year-old spoke about his desire to stay with the seven-time European champions in an interview with Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport.
Tiemoue Bakayoko revealed that it would be a dream come true for him to secure a permanent transfer to the San Siro.
Frenchman Bakayoko rose to European prominence with French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco during the 2016/17 season.
He was part of the Monaco team that won the league title for the first time in 17 years during that campaign.
Tiemoue Bakayoko also played a big role as Monaco reached the semifinals of the Champions League for the first time in 13 years before they were knocked out by Italian Serie A champions Juventus.
His Monaco form earned him a £40m move to Chelsea at the start of last season but the move proved to be a step too far for him as he flopped badly at Stamford Bridge.
Bakayoko has found a new lease of life at AC Milan where he’s on loan from the Blues and that has led to talks of a possible stay for him at the end of his loan spell.
Can Arsenal challenge Chelsea, Tottenham and PSG for £40m-rated player?
Arsenal’s ability to challenge Chelsea, Tottenham and Paris Saint Germain for Italian Serie A outfit AC Milan star Franck Kessie is being reviewed.
The Italian news outlet reports that Franck Kessie was first followed by West London side Chelsea before Tottenham and PSG came into the scene to seek for his availability.
However, The North London outfit have now joined the race and it is now looking unclear who will win the race for his signature.
It is important to note that Franck Kessie is one of the important players in the Gennaro Gattuso team and the Italian boss is not willing to lose him which will make it a tough one for the suitors to land.
Suggestions are that none of the suitors will be able to land Franck Kessie in this winter window with Milan ready to hold on to him until the end of the season as they are struggling with inconsistent season;
Arsenal are therefore not ranked amount favourites to land Franck Kessie because of his asking price which can be more demanding for the North London side.
Meanwhile, it has been established that the North London club will only secure loan deals this winter window and not permanent deals.
Higuain Will Join Chelsea On One Condition According to Transfer Expert
AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain will only join Premier League side Chelsea on one condition according to transfer guru David Amoyal.
The journalist spoke about Chelsea and Higuain on Calcioland podcast.
According to him, Italian Serie A giants Juventus must sanction his move to Chelsea before the transfer can be completed.
David Amoyal thinks that’s the only condition needed for the Argentine international player to move to Stamford Bridge when the winter transfer window reopens in three days time.
Gonzalo Higuain is on a season-long loan deal at AC Milan from rivals Juventus after the Rossoneri paid €18m for his loan contract with the option to make it a permanent transfer for €36m.
He started the season impressively with six goals in the first seven games for the seven-time European champions but his form has suffered in recent weeks.
Gonzalo Higuain has been able to score just two goals in his last 10 games for AC Milan.
Various media reports claim that the 31-year-old could move to Chelsea next month in a swap deal that will see Alvaro Morata move in the other direction.
Spanish international star Morata has been amiss at Chelsea since he joined in 2017.
Alvaro Morata has scored 22 goals in 69 appearances.
Chelsea Revive Interest In Serie A Striker
Premier League giants Chelsea have revived their interest in Italian Serie A striker Gonzalo Higuain ahead of the upcoming transfer window scheduled to start in eleven days time.
The Juventus loanee is on a season-long loan deal at seven-time European champions AC Milan at the moment.
AC Milan paid €18 (£16.3m) for the loan deal with the option of making it permanent for €36m (£33m).
Gonzalo Higuain, 31, has struggled to perform for Milan on a consistent basis after a great start to his career at the San Siro.
The Argentine international striker scored six goals in his first seven appearances but he has been able to find the back of the net just once in the last ten games for AC Milan in all competitions.
Earlier media reports claimed that AC Milan won’t make the loan deal permanent thus opening up the possibility of him joining Chelsea.
Sky Italia claim that new Blues manager Maurizio Sarri has told the club to sign Higuain as a replacement for the misfiring Alvaro Morata who has been able to score just seven goals in 21 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions.
Chelsea could buy out the remainder of Higuain’s loan contract at AC Milan with an option to buy permanently in the summer with Morata going the other way in a similar deal.
AC Milan interested in another Chelsea player
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata would welcome a return to Italy following the interest of seven-time European champions AC Milan.
Italian media outlet Calciomercato claim that AC Milan are interested in the Spanish international player.
The Italian Serie A giants will have to pull the plug on any potential transfer for the 26-year-old till the summer due to financial fair play rules.
AC Milan already have Juventus loanee Gonzalo Higuain and young striker Patrick Cutrone in their attacking ranks.
Argentine international star Higuain is currently on a season-long loan at AC Milan from Italian champions Juventus.
Alvaro Morata is not a stranger to Italian football after he enjoyed two successful seasons at Juventus.
The Spaniard was on loan at Juventus from Champions League holders Real Madrid for two successive seasons between 2014 and 2016.
He scored 27 goals in 93 appearances for the Old Lady in all competitions.
Morata won three successive Italian Serie A titles in addition to helping the club reach the 2015 Champions League final before they were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona.
He has been a flop at Chelsea since he joined the West London giants in a £57m deal from Real Madrid last summer.
The Spanish striker has failed to live up to his expensive price tag at Chelsea.
Done deal! Chelsea star leaves Stamford Bridge, arrives new club on loan
France international arrives AC Milan on loan from Chelsea FC
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The English transfer window may have closed last week Friday but it is on a partial basis as English football clubs will not be able to buy but they can still sell.
New report have made it known that Chelsea have finally reached an agreement with Italian Seria A club, AC Milan.
According to the terms of the contract, AC Milan will get Tiemoue Bakayoko for one whole season with an option to buy him on a permanent basis the following season.
The buy out clause has been fixed at £36 million which is £4 million less that what Chelsea paid AS Monaco as the Blues had paid the sum of £40 million to the French club.
Tiemoue Bakayoko has run out of favour in the sight of new coach, Sarri Maurizio, who stated that there is no chance for the France Midfielder at Stamford Bridge.
Going by the record, Bakayoko made just 25 appearances last season under former coach, Antonio Conte, it will, however, be in his best interest to move to AC Milan, where he is likely to get more playing chances.
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