Published On: Thu, Jan 10th, 2019

Chelsea transfer news: Maurizio Sarri has Gonzalo Higuain on two-man personal wishlist

Chelsea boss Sarri has been tipped to sign Higuain, with the Argentina international struggling at AC Milan.

The Blues manager coached Higuain at Napoli and oversaw the forward’s rise to one of the most ruthless strikers in Italian football.

The Chelsea target has, however, struggled this season at Milan after moving on loan from Juventus back in the summer.

Spanish outlet Ok Diario say a deal that would take the 31-year-old to Stamford Bridge is ‘close’ amid the struggles of current Blues strikers Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.

Yet Ok Diario say Higuain is not the only player on his radar.

Should a move for the AC Milan striker fail, then Sarri would love to lure Cavani to west London.

And, given circumstances at PSG, that does not appear beyond the realms of possibility.

Cavani has a strained relationship with PSG forward Neymar.

And the Uruguay international has done nothing to play that down, recently going in hard on his team-mate during a friendly.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol claims Higuain WANTS to join Chelsea this month.

“What I know is that Maurizio Sarri wants to be reunited with Gonzalo Higuain,” Solhekol told Sky Sports News.

“He worked with him at Napoli. Now, this is a very complicated deal as he’s a Juventus player but he’s on loan at AC Milan.

“He’s not having a good time at AC Milan, he’s only scored eight times, but Sarri wants to get him back.

“This deal is complicated as when Milan took him on loan from Juventus, they paid a £16million loan fee and agreed to buy him outright for £32m in the summer.

“If Chelsea want him, Juventus are trying to get them to match that same kind of deal, paying a big loan fee up front and agreeing to sign Higuain in the summer.

“Chelsea don’t want to do that as Higuain is 31 years old but as far as the player is concerned, we understand he wants to come to Chelsea and Sarri wants him.”

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