Announcement imminent: 36-goal striker agree personal terms to join Chelsea
Gonzalo Higuain has agreed personal terms to join Chelsea this month, according to reports in Spain via the Mirror.
Chelsea have had a relatively good campaign in the Premier League this season but the lack of a potent striker may scupper their chances at Champions league qualification.
Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have exhibited poor form, with the former set to join Sevilla, Chelsea are compelled to sign a striker.
Higuain enjoyed a barnstorming form while he was lacing his boots for Napoli during the reign of Maurizio Sarri, and the pair are set to reunite.
Higuain scored 36 goals in 35 Serie appearances under Sarri – He could replicate the same form when he joins Chelsea.
The Argentinean is currently on a season long loan spell at AC Milan from Juventus. Having started the season with seven goals in nine games, the star is going through a dry spell where he has scored only one goal in his last 11 appearances.
He is said to be unhappy with life at Milan and reports have claimed the aforementioned club and his parent club Juventus have agreed to let him join Chelsea.
The Mirror cited a report from Marca that claims Chelsea have agreed to pay £36m [€40m] to Juventus for the services of the player. He has also agreed to take £140,000-a-week [€8m per year] as his wages.