Maurizio Sarri sanction Chelsea deal for striker

Maurizio Sarri wants to keep Chelsea steam, especially upfront, alive and glowing, until the transfer window in January.

The Italian boss has decided to keep playing Eden Hazard as a false nine. Sarri says he’s happy to go with the plan after watching the Belgian get it done in the League Cup against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth.

Chelsea scraped past a stubborn Cherries with Hazard’s goal to book a place in the Carabao Cup semis with Tottenham Hotspur over two legs.

Hazard houses a plethora of talents, and his versatility up front is an applaud to his name. But, Chelsea can’t always rely on Hazard to do everything. He may be the club’s “Iron Man”, but certainly he’s got to have his own space sometimes.

Which is why the Italian boss is considering a move to enter into a swap deal for AC Milan goalscorer Gonzalo Higuain.

Higuain put up a brilliant performance and had a wonderful spell during Sarri’s reign as Napoli’s boss and the Italian is admitting he could use some of the Argentine’s heroics to cover lost grounds in the second half of this campaign.

Sarri is looking to handover Alvaro Morata, who has fallen short of expectations severally, to AC Milan and grapple Higuain.

However, it could be tough haggling and panning a deal out with Milan over Higuain services, says the Daily Telegraph.