Maurizio Sarri is keen to lure Higuain but it seems Gattuso has other ideas.
It’s an open secret that Chelsea are lacking in attacking third. After Tottenham, Chelsea have scored the lest a number of goals in top 5. Sarri wants to bring a goal scoring striker and a playmaker. With the likes of Isco being linked, Chelsea want to lure former employee of Sarri which is Higuain. However, A.C Milan boss speaks on Chelsea’s plan to sign Gonzalo Higuain.
Gennaro Gattuso has dismissed the idea of selling Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea in a swap deal to replace the Argentinian with Spain striker Alvaro Morata. Prior to joining the Blues last summer, the former Real Madrid forward enjoyed a successful season in Spain as an impact substitute and squad player after a similar spell in Italy with Juventus. He won two league titles and reached the final of the Champions League during his two years in Turin. It had been suggested that the 26-year-old could leave Stamford Bridge for Milan with Higuain taking his place at the front of Maurizio Sarri’s attack. The Chelsea manager previously worked with the Argentina international at Napoli. He is currently on loan with Milan for the season in a deal that could see the transfer made permanent in 2019.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Fiorentina. Gattuso rubbished the idea of swapping his striker for Morata in January. He said, “I do not know. We’re keeping hold of Higuain.” Gattuso also cast doubt on the idea that Chelsea would want to sign the former Real Madrid forward given his age and the club’s transfer policy. He said, “In recent years, Chelsea have not bought players aged 30 or 31. Higuain is going through a difficult moment, like the whole team. But I treasure him a lot. Right now, we are struggling with our midfielders. Our problem is not Higuain.”
It seems A.C Milan won’t entertain any deal that includes the exclusion of Higuain. However, if Chelsea want to have Argentinian then they can have a swap deal including Cesc Fabregas or Ruben Loftus Cheek, both of the players are struggling for regular team action under Sarri.