Many transfer media have been reporting that Maurizio Sarri is in the race to sign Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan to AC Milan, in the ongoing transfer window.
It is said that the Blues hope to upgrade their attack this January and Sarri is linked with the player whom he managed during his time with the Scuddeto Champions.
However, there is unpleasant speculation for Chelsea fans as regards to Higuain’s signature.
Reports suggest that the West London club have cooled their interest in the former Real Madrid player.
Goal.com reports that Sarri has rescinded his decision to chase after the striker as a result of his age and current uninspiring form for the San Siro outfits.
Taking a critical look at Higuain, the 31-year-old seems to have past his prime and his age isn’t helping matters at all.
At 31, there is a limit to what Higuain can achieve as the Blues leading striker, hence, it is very important Sarri find another young but proven goalscorer just like Christian Pulisic.
Irrespective of what Higuain has achieved in the past, Sarri’s decision to pull out of the player’s signature could be a blessing in disguise as the Argentine striker might find the League too hard to withstand just as it is to Alvaro Morata who is yet to score a single goal in five games.
Should Sarri fail to get a new, young striker before the end of the ongoing winter market, the Italian manager could be forced to terminate in-form Tammy Abraham’s loan deal with Aston Villa later in the month as he desperately searches for a lasting solution to his striking problem.