Chelsea hold talks with AC Milan and Juventus over Gonzalo Higuain move

Ruben Holloway
December 27, 2018

However, the deal would be complicated by the fact Higuain is on loan at AC Milan from Juventus.

"I like him very much, he is a wonderful player and man", he told reporters.

Sarri's insistence that he has "two and a half strikers" on his books initiates from Sarri's recent experiment of playing Eden Hazard as a central striker or false nine, rather than relying on inconsistent duo Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata.

The attacker has scored six goals and assisted a further four strikes in 16 matches for Lyon so far this season.

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Maurizio Sarri's side head to the game after losing 1-0 to Leicester City over the weekend.

Fekir has just 18 months left on his current contract with Lyon and the French club want the midfielder to decide whether he will sign a new deal.

At the same time, Morata is valued at around €45m, a massive drop from the sum they paid to get him from Madrid.

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso does not expect to lose Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea in the January transfer window.

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The swap would allow Higuain to reunite with his former Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge, while Morata is eager for a return to Serie A after struggling to adapt to the Premier League. The 25-year-old is versatile and can play as either attacking midfielder or forward.

Pulisic is out of contract at Borussia Dortmund at the end of next season and is another player who would be available in January.

The Blues are now in fourth place in the Premier League table and 11 points behind leaders Liverpool FC.

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