Premier League: Chelsea agree deal to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus until end of season, say reports

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus until the end of the season, according to reports in the British media.

Reuters January 17, 2019 14:02:41 IST
Premier League: Chelsea agree deal to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus until end of season, say reports
  • Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is keen to strengthen his options in attack after dropping misfiring Spain forward Alvaro Morata to the bench

  • Sky Sports reported on Wednesday that the loan deal for Higuain could be extended for another 12 months subject to certain conditions.

  • Higuain’s arrival could see Chelsea sanction a loan move for Morata, who is in talks with boyhood club Atletico Madrid about a return to Spain’s LaLiga.

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus until the end of the season, according to reports in the British media.

Premier League Chelsea agree deal to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus until end of season say reports

File image of Gonzalo Higuain. Reuters

The Argentina international joined the Italian champions in 2016 but was loaned to AC Milan at the start of the current season where he has scored eight goals in 22 appearances this term.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is keen to strengthen his options in attack after dropping misfiring Spain forward Alvaro Morata to the bench and being forced to deploy playmaker Eden Hazard as a ‘false nine’ in recent games.

Sarri worked with Higuain when he was manager at Napoli and it was under the Italian that the striker scored 36 goals to equal the Serie A record for most goals in a season in 2015-16.

Sky Sports reported on Wednesday that the loan deal for Higuain could be extended for another 12 months subject to certain conditions.

Higuain’s arrival could see Chelsea sanction a loan move for Morata, who is in talks with boyhood club Atletico Madrid about a return to Spain’s LaLiga.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Serie A: Juventus squad back in isolation after American midfielder Weston McKennie tests positive for coronavirus
Sports

Serie A: Juventus squad back in isolation after American midfielder Weston McKennie tests positive for coronavirus

McKennie, 22, is the second Juventus player to test positive this week after Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, who failed a test while on national team duty.

Serie A: Sassuolo climb to second after beating Bologna; Edin Dzeko scores brace in Roma's comeback win over Benevento
Sports

Serie A: Sassuolo climb to second after beating Bologna; Edin Dzeko scores brace in Roma's comeback win over Benevento

Roberto de Zerbi's Sassuolo had been trailing 3-1 after an hour, but three substitutions, including a first start for French midfielder Maxime Lopez, rescued three points for the visitors.

Champions League: Achraf Hakimi to miss Inter Milan's opening game after testing positive for COVID-19
Sports

Champions League: Achraf Hakimi to miss Inter Milan's opening game after testing positive for COVID-19

Inter host Bundesliga side 'Gladbach at the San Siro in Group B on Wednesday evening as Antonio Conte's team look to bounce back from a 2-1 derby defeat to AC Milan at the weekend.