The Blues will allow Morata to leave after they sign the striker. Callum Wilson is also on the radar if they fail to bring this striker.
It’s an open secret that Chelsea are lacking in attacking third. Chelsea have scored the least number of goals in top 5. Sarri wants to bring a goal scoring striker. Sarri knows failure to land a striker could seriously affect their chance of finishing in the top 4. Sarri’s admission that his team needs ‘something different’ following a 0-0 draw against Southampton was tantamount to a cry for help with a new striker capable of leading the line an absolute priority. It seems Chelsea have made contact with the club to sign this striker.
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-favor Alvaro Morata leave Stamford Bridge until they bring in a new striker. Bournemouth ’s Callum Wilson and Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi also in their sights if Higuain move falls. 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.
Speaking to Milan TV after the game, the manager said: “Higuain? I saw him in person, he was involved in the build-up and got hardly anything wrong.
“I have a relationship with him that features great honesty, we say things to one another’s face. When a player makes certain decisions, it becomes hard to convince them otherwise. At the moment, he’s our player and we’re holding on tightly to him. I don’t know what will happen.”
Juventus would be reluctant to do another loan deal. However, it is a possibility if Chelsea pays a huge loan fee and also insert big clauses forcing them to make it permanent if they win the Premier League or Europa League. 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.
Given Chelsea’s policy for above 30-year-old players, it’s strange that they want to sign Higuain. Higuain is 32 and Chelsea don’t offer a hefty wage for 30 plus players. Their policy is the sole reason the likes of Lampard, Terry and Fabregas opted to leave Stamford Bridge.