Chelsea agree £53m deal with Juventus on Higuain

Tanya Simon
July 10, 2018

Higuain arguably recorded his best personal season at Napoli that year as he netted 36 goals in just 35 Serie A games.

And now, Sarri is believed to be keen on reuniting with Higuain once he is confirmed at Chelsea.

Juventus are reportedly in talks with Real Madrid over the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, so it is reasonable to assume that Higuain would be on the market to free up space in the squad and to help fund that transfer.

FC's Shaka Hislop feels Willian's future is dependent upon who is in charge of Chelsea next season. Chelsea still have no idea who their manager will be as Antonio Conte is technically still the manager despite consistent reports saying he is leaving his position.

Gab Marcotti provides some insight into Roman Abramovich's visa issues and more in-house problems Chelsea are now facing.

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The prolonged uncertainty surrounding Conte and Sarri has had a paralysing effect on Chelsea's transfer plans in a window already complicated by the World Cup and compressed by the Premier League's earlier deadline, set for August 9.

The Spaniard has never really been prolific and doubts continue to swirl that he is the right striker to lead Chelsea's assault for league and European glory in the seasons to come. The two worked together superbly at Napoli and almost won Serie A that season.

If true, it would be a sensational coup for the west Londoners as Higuain has been one of the most prolific strikers in European football over the past decade having scored 282 goals in his 556 career appearances. The Blues have made a new striker the priority with Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi both struggling last season with the Spaniard toiled after joining from Real Madrid while Belgian star who joined in 2016, went out on loan to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

The Times has learnt that a member of Chelsea's technical staff emailed the players who have not been at the World Cup asking them to report to the club's training ground on Saturday and Sunday for fitness tests, with Conte responding by saying that he is still the manager and does not want the players back until next Monday.

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