AC Milan's Higuain poised for Chelsea move

Lucas Paqueta has arrived at the San Siro from Flamengo for a little over £31m

Lucas Paqueta has arrived at the San Siro from Flamengo for a little over £31m

Higuain has netted eight times in 20 matches for Milan.

That's forced Chelsea into re-thinking their strategy and the Evening Standard report that Higuain's brother and agent, Nicolas, is in London today to potentially thrash out a deal.

And the 31-year-old Argentina global wants to join former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri at the English club which would take over his 36 million euro (US$41 million) buy-out clause.

Spanish newspaper Marca is reporting that Higuain could be set for a reunion with Maurizio Sarri, who has previously worked with the Argentina striker at Napoli.

One stumbling block is that Milan want a replacement for Higuain before allowing the Argentine to leave but Chelsea are believed to be willing to offer Morata as a makeweight in the deal.

Higuain had his most successful season under Sarri, breaking the Serie A goalscoring record with 36 goals in the 2015/16 campaign.

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He scored 91 goals during his three years at the club before moving to Juventus in 2016 on a 90 million euro deal.

Higuain sent out on loan to AC Milan last August after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and the Argentine has been unable to find his footing at the club.

However, Milan sporting director Leonardo warned on Tuesday he had to get down to work.

When asked about Chelsea's interest in Higuain, Leonardo said: "There's no point following rumours and gossip".

We'll have to wait and see how things develop but as much as Higuain would be an exciting addition for Chelsea, it would also be something of a risk to sign a 31-year-old who's never played in the Premier League and may take some time to adjust to life in England.

"We want to continue to take the club forward and the team forward, and to do that, we've got to keep our best player".

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