Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on at AC Milan, says Fabrizio Romano of Sky Italia.
The 31-year-old had signed a season long-loan at San Siro Stadium with an option to buy in the summer.
Juventus and Chelsea have reportedly reached an agreement for Gonzalo Higuain on a loan deal for the rest of the season with an option to buy, according to @FabrizioRomano 🔵 pic.twitter.com/gsx3wrYQ7u
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 16, 2019
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who is looking to strengthen his attack line, is keen on reuniting with his former Napoli striker Higuain.
And Sky Italia suggests the Blues have now reached an agreement to sign the former Real Madrid ace on loan until the end of the season.
Romano tweeted late on Wednesday night: “Gonzalo Higuain from Milan to Chelsea, here we go!”
“Agreement reached between Juventus and Chelsea for Higuain: loan + buy option for 6 months; it can be extended as loan also for one year more (2019/2020 season) if Higuain will get some steps with Chelsea (caps, goals, team targets).”
“Also Milan are ready to give the final OK for Higuain to Chelsea, the Blues will always pay the total wage of the Argentinian striker during the loan.”
“Gonzalo is now buzzing to re-join Maurizio Sarri and start his first experience in Premier League. Just final details missing and then… Higuain will sign as new Chelsea player!”
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 16, 2019
Higuain, who played under Sarri at Napoli in the 2015-16 season, had his most successful season ever in front of goal, as he scored 36 league goals in 35 matches.
The Argentinian’s stunning record has immediately earned him a move to Juventus on the £75m transfer fee.
The striker, who started his youth and senior career at River Plate, has since moved on to score 55 goals in 105 appearances for the Italian champions.