Alvaro’s replacement? Chelsea on the brink of signing striker

Chelsea have begun talks to sign Gonzalo Higuain in a bid to salvage their latent frontline. Gossips have dragged on for weeks about Chelsea landing prolific striker Higuain. Though there’s nothing concrete yet, however, the story has continued to linger on news outlets.

This time the Telegraph is claiming the Blues have taken bigger strides to make sure the deal pulls through. According to the British publication, Chelsea are attempting to cut Higuain loan stint at AC Milan short.

The Blues showed hints they desperately needed a striker who could clinically put the ball into the back of the net and Higuain fits the bill.

The Argentine is currently on loan at AC Milan, from Juventus. The latter shipped the star to the Rossoneri after landing big star Cristiano Ronaldo and preferring to play Mario Mandzukic and Pablo Dybala than the 32-year-old.

Milan are keen to keep the Argentine, and could do that by triggering a permanent deal on his loan clause. However, they are battling with a financial crisis that threatens to leave the club exposed to the jaws of Financial Fair Play rules. Milan can’t kill the deal if they want to because triggering Higuain’s permanent deal will leave their accounts in the gray area. Chelsea is willing to help them clear their books and have established contacts with Juventus to make that happen.