Alex Mott

Chelsea in talks with Juventus and Milan over Higuaín loan deal

The Blues are in need of a striker and Maurizio Sarri is keen to work with his former Napoli man

Chelsea are reportedly in talks with both Juventus and Milan over a proposed loan move for Gonzalo Higuaín until the end of the season.

The Argentine goalscorer left Juve last summer to join the Rossoneri on a season-long deal with the option for Milan to purchase outright come May 2019.

Things haven’t quite gone to plan for Higuaín however, and now it seems as if Gennaro Gattuso’s side will let the 31-year-old leave having scored just six goals in his time at San Siro.

The Telegraph claim that the striker’s agent has been in London to discuss terms, but any deal could be scuppered by both Juve’s belligerence and Chelsea’s policy on over-30 players.

The Blues usually only offer veterans reduced terms on both wages and contract length, but agent Juanma Lopez is hoping they will break their own rules for the former Real Madrid man.

Juve meanwhile are not really interested in letting Higuaín leave on loan again and are likely to only agree to a deal as long as there is a guaranteed option of a permanent switch come the end of the season.

It’s a big risk for the Stamford Bridge side, with Higuaín likely to become one of their best-paid players but they are in dire need of a central striker having seen Álvaro Morata’s time at the club, in all likelihood, come to an end.

The player himself is believed to be keen to work with Sarri again having broken the Serie A goalscoring record under the Italian back in their Napoli days.