Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Chelsea agree to sign Gonzalo Higuain as Alvaro Morata heads for Sevilla

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But Sky in Italy are reporting that Chelsea's chief-executive Marina Granovskaia is reluctant to slash out on Higuain as she's unconvinced he'll solve Chelsea's scoring problems.

The 31-year-old forward has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge since the arrival of Maurizio Sarri last summer as a replacement for under-firing Alvaro Morata.

The Leicester star, who has seven goals in the Premier League this season, is part of a three-man shortlist that also includes Higuain and Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.

Despite reports linking the unsettled Argentine to Chelsea, Milan's sporting director Leonardo is keen on keeping him and has urged Higuain to knuckle down.

The Argentine thrived under Sarri's guidance at Napoli and broke the Serie A record with 37 goals in the 2015/2016 season.

However, the interest in Vardy is rather curious given that he will turn 32 in just a few days and Chelsea are reluctant to sign players over the age of 30 - something that has created a stumbling block in any deal for Higuain.

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Higuain is now on loan at AC Milan, but the 31-year-old has struggled for form, with just eight goals in 20 appearances this season.

On-loan from Juventus, Higuain is wanted by Chelsea - a situation that irks Leonardo.

'He had a tough moment, he has to put it behind him and get to work.

"He has to make a decision and take on his share of the responsibility", the club's sporting director, who last month said there has been no contact with Chelsea, told reporters.

Chelsea, for their part, are in need of a striker after deploying Eden Hazard as a false nine for a large chunk of the season.

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