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Chelsea Edging Closer To January Deal For Gonzalo Higuain

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri could soon be reunited with one of his former players
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri could soon be reunited with one of his former players

There's a reunion in the offing at Stamford Bridge as Maurizio Sarri closes in on his former player Gonzalo Higuain.

The 31-year-old Juventus striker, now at AC Milan on loan, played for Sarri at Napoli and is seen as an ideal potential replacement for misfit Alvaro Morata who seems destined to leave the club in January.

Morata is reportedly in talks with Sevilla over a possible loan move while Chelsea are linked with several options - including Higuain and Mauro Icardi.

Marca reports that Chelsea have contacted AC Milan about the Argentinian who scored 36 goals for Sarri when the pair were together at Napoli. However, this season Higuain hasn't been quite so productive in front of goal and he has struggled to win over the AC Milan fans. He has scored just once in his last 10 appearances.

Last night's 1-0 defeat for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur highlighted just why the Blues are looking for some more firepower. They dominated the game at Wembley possession wise but they created relatively few scoring chances in the final third.

Despite a strong start to the season, Chelsea have faded in the Premier League title race and Higuain could be the first of several new faces to join the club in the January transfer window. Higuain would cost an estimated €40million but Chelsea are looking to offset some of that cost by allowing Morata to leave. 

Chelsea have already made an impact in the transfer window by recruiting Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund though he won't be joining the club until the summer. 

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