Chelsea transfer news: Di Marzio offers Blues hope over Gonzalo Higuain deal | Football | Sport


The Juventus star is currently in talks with AC Milan, as he prepares for life outside Turin.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival has made Higuain surplus to requirements at the Old Lady, which Chelsea have tried to capitalise on.

The Argentinian is wanted by former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri this summer.

And transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio has handed the Blues some hope this evening, by revealing Higuain is currently unhappy with the terms of his Milan agreement.

“Gonzalo Higuain does not go crazy with the formula and the modalities of transfer, which would provide a loan with a right of redemption,” the Italian worte on his website GianlucaDiMarzio.com

“At the moment, Leonardo is working to make him understand that this is only a formal matter (paying a sum for the loan between 18 and 20 million, Milan should then redeem it for the 36 million planned).

“The Argentine would also like to earn more than the £7.5m he takes to Juventus to accept the transfer to a team that does not play the Champions League.

“Milan is trying to convince him to accept a longer contract (four years compared to the three he still has Juventus), but proposing a lower salary.”

Higuain’s concerns surrounding the deal being a loan move and his current wage demands means the two clubs are yet to reach an agreement.

Should the striker move across Italy this summer, Leonardo Bonucci will swap places with him, returning to Juventus after just one season with Milan.

Fellow Chelsea target Mattia Caldara is also being touted as a potential makeweight in the Higuain and Bonucci swap.

Sarri has only brought in two players since his arrival in west London earlier this month.

But Chelsea have been linked with moves for Robert Lewandowski and Matias Vecino in recent days.



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