Chelsea make Higuain contact

Chelsea have been in contact with Juventus in a desperate bid to sign Gonzalo Higuain.

Maurizio Sarri is determined to get a new striker in January with Higuain top of his wish-list but the deal is proving to be difficult.

Higuain, 31, is currently on loan at AC Milan and they want to keep him despite Chelsea ’s interest in the Argentina international.

Chelsea will not allow our-of-favour Alvaro Morata leave Stamford Bridge until they bring in a new striker with Bournemouth ’s Callum Wilson and Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi also in their sights but Higuain is currently top of the agenda.

Chelsea boss Sarri knows and rates Higuain from his time at Napoli but the Stamford Bridge hierarchy do have concerns about his age and lack of sell-on value.

Juventus would be reluctant to do another loan deal but it is a possibility if Chelsea pay a huge loan fee and also insert big clauses forcing them to make it permanent if they win the Premier League or Europa League.

Sarri has told Chelsea that he must get a striker and the club is trying hard to resolve the Higuain deal with a loan their preferred option but that rests with Juventus.

No solution is expected until after Juventus face AC Milan in the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday when the two Serie A clubs will also discuss Higuain.

Gonzalo Higuain celebrates

Gonzalo Higuain celebrates (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

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