Almost done: Chelsea on the brink of announcing transfer of Sarri’s favourite

Chelsea are desperate to sign a striker this month after long bouts of goal drought.

Gonzalo Higuain tops the list of options for that berth in Maurizio Sarri’s squad, despite peddled claims the 31-year-old wants to remain at the San Siro.

The Sun reports that Chelsea have made signing the goal scoring machine their top priority.

Blues bounced back to winning ways following efforts from Pedro and Willian as Chelsea flogged Magpies Newcastle at Stamford Bridge to tighten their grips on the top four.

Despite putting a brilliant performance in front of their fans, Chelsea needed a true striker and Higuain, for now, fits the bill.

It is understood negotiations over his deal is still in the pipeline, but Blues will stumble on a lot of complications over negotiating his transfer.

Chelsea are looking to sign Higuain for the next six months, as they remain keen on fulfilling Sarri’s wishes about bringing in the Argentina international.

Sarri has always been a huge admirer of the striker who played under his belt during his long spell at Napoli.

Chelsea are hopeful they can complete his short-term switch to Stamford Bridge this month, and expect Higuain to set the club alight with his move this month.