Could the Gonzalo Higuain-to-Chelsea rumors be finally coming to an end?
It’s being reported that Juventus has reportedly agreed a deal with Chelsea to send the Argentina striker to West London on loan for 18 months, ending Higuain’s time at AC Milan. Higuain would get his wish to reunite with his former Napoli manager, Maurizio Sarri, who joined Chelsea this past summer and does not appear to have confidence in his current striker Alvaro Morata.
SportItalia's @AlfredoPedulla claims there is an agreement between Chelsea and Juve for the 18-month loan of Higuain with a buy-out option set in 2020. pic.twitter.com/qdV5faGhEs— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) January 14, 2019
It was reported over the weekend that Higuain handed in a transfer request after the Coppa Italia victory over Sampdoria, and given Gennaro Gattuso’s post-match comments, that’s not exactly a surprising development.
The current hot rumor is that Milan will now target Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek as a possible replacement, but that rumor is slightly suspect, given the cost of Piatek with FFP restrictions and the relative similar ages of Piatek and Patrick Cutrone.
If Higuain does leave, then Milan will need a replacement, but will the club trust Cutrone to be the number one striker and bring in someone to back him up? Or will they break the bank for a big name?
Either way, it looks like Higuain’s time at Milan might be coming to an end, and if that’s the case, then so be it.