Sarri Plays Down Chelsea Interest In Higuain


La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Gonzalo Higuaín and Álvaro Morata are poised to be involved in a swap deal after a poor start to the 2018/19 for both strikers in their respective leagues.

It comes as Chelsea revive their interest in Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain ahead of the January transfer window.

Argentina forward Higuain played under Sarri at Napoli and was linked with Chelsea before joining AC Milan on a season-long loan from Juventus during the summer.

Allowing Chelsea to take over Higuain's loan would save Milan money, as Chelsea would have to pay the remaining £8million fee to Juve.

Sky in Italy understands Morata is keen to return to Italy having previously spent two years with Juventus where he won two Serie A titles and two Coppa Italias.

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Ahead of the game, Maurizio Sarri has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he's provided a full team news and injury update including the latest on Andreas Christensen and Alvaro Morata.

A deal could ultimately suit all parties, and quizzed this morning on the links to Higuain, Sarri said: "As you know, I like him very much". I have two and a half strikers at the moment, Higuain plays for Milan.

"Chelsea don't buy players who are 30, 31 years old".

Chelsea have deployed Eden Hazard as a false nine on a number of occasions this season, with Morata struggling for form and Olivier Giroud scoring just once in the Premier League.

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