Juventus, Chelsea open talks over potential £135m striker swap

Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Gonzalo Higuain in a swap deal that would see Alvaro Morata return to Juventus, according to reports.

Prolific Argentine striker Higuain has been suggested as one of Maurizio Sarri’s top targets should the 59-year-old Italian take over at Stamford Bridge this summer as a successor to Antonio Conte.

According to the London Evening Standard, Juventus are desperate to bring former striker Morata back to Italy this summer – and are prepared to sacrifice Higuain to land their man.

Former Real Madrid striker Morata has fallen out of favour at Chelsea, having arrived for a club record fee in the summer. As a result, he missed out on being selected for Spain’s World Cup squad and it’s believed the striker has accepted he must move on to resurrect his career.

Mortata scored 27 goals in a two-year spell with Juventus, and the Serie A champions are ready to take him back and bring an end to his Stamford Bridge misery.

As part of the deal, Higuain would move to Stamford Bridge.

Higuain, 30, has scored 40 Serie A goals since joining Juventus from Napoli in 2016.

Juventus are prepared to move him on as part of a deal for Morata, as they look to refresh their attack.

The potential swap certainly appears to be weighted in Chelsea’s favour with Morata costing Chelsea £57million last summer.

Higuain, meanwhile, has scored 55 goals since joining from Napoli for £78million in 2016, and earns a reported £125,000-a-week.


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