Chelsea renew Gonzalo Higuain interest

Chelsea are set to renew their interest in Gonzalo Higuain in January, as Maurizio Sarri gives up on super-flop Alvaro Morata.

The Blues chief, 59, was interested in signing the Argentine star from Juventus in the summer having just taken over from Antonio Conte.

However, he missed out on Higuain after AC Milan negotiated a season-long loan deal – costing them £18million – which saw Leonardo Bonucci move the other way.

Milan have an option to buy the former Napoli hitman for £36m in the summer, but may be forced to pull out of negotiations.

The Serie A side are battling Financial Fair Play restrictions and may give up their permanent option on Higuain, according to the Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, Milan are reportedly interested in taking £65m-flop Morata from Stamford Bridge, although now formal deal has been laid out on the table as yet.

Higuain scored seven times in his first ten games for Milan but has failed to score in his last seven as the Italian giants have slipped 19 points adrift of Juve.

With the Spaniard struggling, winger Eden Hazard has been forced to lead the line at times, while Olivier Giroud scored a stunning free-kick in Europe last week.


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