Paper Talk: Chelsea renew interest in Argentine hitman; more shock Mourinho claims

Date published: Friday 21st December 2018 8:20

Chelsea have revived their interest in a prolific Serie A striker, while the fall-out continues from Jose Mourinho’s sacking at Man Utd – all in Friday’s papers.



Chelsea have reportedly revived their interest in Gonzalo Higuain ahead of the January window.

The Argentine was a target for Maurizio Sarri last summer, with Chelsea holding initial talks with his then club Juventus.

However, those negotiations fell through and the experienced forward moved to AC Milan on a £16million season loan with an option to buy as part of a swap deal involving defender Leonardo Bonucci.

Higuain started the season well with seven goals in 10 games but has since become increasingly frustrated with his side’s inconsistent form – with Milan currently 19 points behind Serie A frontrunners Juventus.

Sarri is desperate to strengthen his attacking options at Stamford Bridge and knows the 31-year-old Higuain well from their time together at Napoli.

Chelsea’s hopes could be boosted by Milan’s continuing struggles with Financial Fair Play restrictions, while the San Siro giants are also said to be keen on signing Blues frontman Alvaro Morata.

Both Morata and Olivier Giroud have failed to convince Sarri that they can provide the 20-plus goals a season the Blues are in need of to challenge for the title – thus the renewed interest in the proven Higuain, as reported by the Daily Mail.


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