Chelsea have received a massive boost in their quest to bolster their attacking rank, after reports emerged that Juventus have agreed to let their striker target Gonzalo Higuain leave but for € 55 million.
The Blues are expected to be very busy in the transfer window and they have made the signing of a striker top on their agenda. This stems from the poor form of Alvaro Morata and the uncertainty already surrounding his future – the Spanish striker is said to be fed up with live in the Premier League and he wants to seal a move back to Juventus were his career blossomed.
We reported earlier that Chelsea are weighing up on swap deal that will include Morata and Mauro Icardi but it appears that they will shift their focus on their Icardi’s compatriot Higuain. Italian outlet Calciomercato have claimed that Juventus will accept a € 55 million bid for the player and Sarri could sign the Argentinean if he’s appointed.
Higuain has been a key figure for the Old Lady since he joined them from Real Madrid but following his poor goal return, Juventus are resigned to selling him. Although, Juventus won the scudetto last term, Higuain scored only 16 goals in 35 League appearances but that is not a descent return for the front man.
There is so much uncertainty over the future of Antonio Conte and it is widely reported that he could be replaced by former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, who is certain to sign players for Chelsea if he’s appointed.
Given his age and form, Chelsea’d better off with a Morata who still has prospect that Higuain who has surpassed the twillight of his career.