It has been in the air of a few days says, Luigi Riccio.
New twists emerge every day in Chelsea’s pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain. With reports of Higuain’s agent flying to London to Higuain requesting Milan to omit him, it seems certain that a move is on board. A.C Milan coach gives updates on Chelsea’s pursuit of the Argentinian striker.
Gonzalo Higuain’s reported move to Chelsea remains ‘in the air’, according to AC Milan assistant boss Luigi Riccio. Higuain did not feature as Milan claimed a 2-0 Serie A win at Genoa on Monday. Rossoneri assistant Riccio is sluggish about the Argentina striker’s absence. Higuain, who is on loan at Milan from Juventus, is reportedly wanted at Chelsea by his ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri. According to Gazzett, Riccio said, “As for the transfer market we are all grown-ups, we know how to deal with these situations. It has been in the air for a few days. But we will work with the players at our disposal.”
Higuain was left out of the Milan squad for Monday’s trip to Genoa. Rossoneri boss Gennaro Gattuso admitting pre-match that the speculation had disrupted preparations. Genoa could help expedite Higuain’s departure to London by selling Krzysztof Piatek to Milan. The deal for Higuain is a complicated one, given negotiations must involve Milan and his parent club Juventus. The Blues normally prefer short-term commitments to players aged over 30. But it appears Sarri has persuaded Chelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskaia to compromise on that over 31-year-old Higuain. Higuain played under Sarri for one season, scoring a Serie A record 36 goals in 35 games for Napoli in 2015-16 before joining Juventus.
The Blues have been heavily linked with former Napoli striker this month as Maurizio Sarri desperately seeks a striker to fix his side’s goalscoring woes. Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have struggled in front of goal.
If Chelsea lures Higuain then he would be one of the top five paid players in the league or at least Chelsea. However, given FFP regulations the blues might be trouble to do that. The Blues should recall Tammy Abraham to solve the goal scoring problem.