Chelsea set to seal Higuain’s deal…
All is now set for the official unveiling of Gonzalo Higuain at Chelsea as there was a significant step in the transfer process with his agent having travelled to London on Thursday morning.
The player is on the verge of cutting short his season-long loan from Juventus to AC Milan to move to England and his brother, Nicolas who also serves as his agent was in the English capital this Thursday and the purpose of the visit has not been divulged, however it is suspected he has come to sound out Chelsea’s interest.
The way things are at the moment, the Argentina international is set to be part of AC Milan’s squad who face Sampdoria in the Italian Cup on Saturday.
The Italian champions then travel to Saudi Arabia where they take on Higuain’s parent club Juventus in the Italian Super Cup. That clash is seen as a chance for both clubs to sit down and discuss the 31-year-old’s situation.
The San Siro AC have an option to pay £32million in the summer to make the switch permanent. Juventus want Chelsea to adhere to the same terms to have Higuain on loan for the season.
The board at Chelsea are unwilling to pay such a large transfer fee at the end of the campaign for an ageing player, which was the case back in the last window when coach Maurizio Sarri first asked for him. Higuain thrived under Sarri at Napoli.
During his last season at the club in 2015-16, he scored a remarkable 38 goals. But he has scored just eight times in 20 appearances for AC Milan.