Talks held with agent in London as Chelsea close in on signing unsettled attacker

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Reliable  Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol has delivered a worrying update on Chelsea’s pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain.

Higuain’s brother and agent Nicolas had talks with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri this week in London.

Sarri wants to bring the 31-year-old Argentina striker – currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus – to Stamford Bridge to solve his striker crisis.

But Solhekol has warned Chelsea fans the move will be a difficult one for Sarri to push through.

“The structure at Chelsea is Maurizio Sarri is the head coach. He’s not the one in charge of the transfers, that’s all done by Marina Granovskaia,” Solhekol explained.

“She’s basically the representative of Roman Abramovich at Chelsea. What she says, what she thinks and what she decides is really important. Sarri has input and we know his input at the moment is he needs a new striker and the striker he likes, of course, is Gonzalo Higuain.

“The problem Chelsea have got is the fact he’s very, very expensive. He’s over 30, he’s on big, big money.

“They have to factor in all those issues and work out whether to back Maurizio Sarri and sign Higuain because it will be expensive.”

AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso has confirmed Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave the club.

“When a player makes up his mind it becomes hard to convince them otherwise,” said Gattuso of Higuain.

 “I have a relationship with him that features great honesty, we say things to one another’s face.

“At the moment, he’s our player and we’re holding on tightly to him. I don’t know what will happen.”


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