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SportIt's difficult to convince him – Gattuso suggests Higuain wants Chelsea move

01:05  13 january  2019
01:05  13 january  2019 Source:   goal.com

Gattuso insists Chelsea target Higuain hasn't asked to leave

Gattuso insists Chelsea target Higuain hasn't asked to leave AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has insisted that Gonzalo Higuain has not yet asked him to leave the club, amid reports linking him with a move to Chelsea. It is believed that the Blues are chasing a deal for the former Real Madrid striker as they look to add more firepower to their attacking options. Alvaro Morata has struggled to convince under Maurizio Sarri this season and Olivier Giroud’s form has been similarly underwhelming, leading the Italian boss to play Eden Hazard in a more central role in recent weeks.

^ Higuain los convence a todos ( Higuain convinces all) Archived 26 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. canchallena.com, 2 November 2009, in Spanish. ^ "Gonzalo Higuain ' s £75m Juventus move – its place in history and what it means for football". eurosport.com.

Given Chelsea and Milan both struggled for goals last season in their respective domestic leagues, Sarri and Gennaro Gattuso will have However, it ’ s the Serie A outfit who have won the race on this occasion with Higuain now set to spearhead their attack with the hope that he can rediscover his best

It's difficult to convince him – Gattuso suggests Higuain wants Chelsea move © Getty Images AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso and Gonzalo Higuain

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso suggested striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to reunite with his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.

Sarri has made no secret of his desire to bring in offensive reinforcements, particularly if Alvaro Morata leaves the club as expected this month.

Chelsea are said to be interested in numerous forwards, but the links with Higuain appear to have been the most persistent.

Higuain, 31, is on loan at Milan from Juventus and played under Sarri during the 2015-16 campaign, making him an intriguing option for the Italian coach.

Chelsea agree Higuain deal with Juve

Chelsea agree Higuain deal with Juve Chelsea have agreed a deal with Juventus to sign Gonzalo Higuain on loan until the end of the season, according to Sky in Italy. It is understood the loan could then be extended for another 12 months subject to certain conditions. Higuain has been on loan at AC Milan from Juventus since the start of the season, with an option to buy at the end of the season. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is understood to be keen on bringing Higuain to Stamford Bridge, despite concerns from the club's board.

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has confirmed that Gonzalo Higuain ' s agent is in talks with sporting director Leonardo following reported interest from Chelsea , but said he' s However, Gattuso wants him to stay in Milan and help them reach the quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia on Saturday, when they

Higuain , who joined from Juventus in a deal that saw Leonardo Bonucci return to the Italian champions, has scored in three consecutive appearances. "His flexor tendon was bothering him, it ' s an old scar," Gattuso told a news conference of Higuain . "We'll see if he's fit to play.

Although Sarri has not openly declared his interest in Higuain, Gattuso seemed to suggest after Milan's 2-0 Coppa Italia win over Sampdoria that the Argentina international wants the move.

"When a player chooses, it's hard to convince him," Gattuso told Milan TV. "One can try.

"As I've always said, it is often up to the player to choose. He is a Milan player at this moment and we are happy about this, we will hold on tightly to him.

"I don't know what will happen in the future. I have a good understanding with Gonzalo, we are very frank with each other."

Gattuso added: "I talked a lot with him, but often it's difficult to give advice because the career of a player lasts 13-14 years.

"The most important thing is, when you talk to people, you look at each other and say the truth."

Saturday's match saw new signing Lucas Paqueta make his debut and Gattuso was impressed, highlighting the former Flamengo star's movement.

"I liked the second half when he showed good insertions," said Gattuso. "He is an unusual Brazilian because he is good at his movements."

Chelsea's move for Higuain under threat.
Chelsea’s move for Gonzalo Higuain has been plunged into doubt after a disagreement between Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, according to a report on the Mirror. The initial report from CalcioMercato states that tensions between Sarri and Granovskaia have risen regarding Higuain, with the manager desperate to bring him to Stamford Bridge. However, Granovskaia is not keen on paying €50m for the Argentine striker and she has now put the potential transfer on hold. Sarri and Higuain combined brilliantly during their time together in the Serie A with Napoli and Sarri wants to work with the forward again.

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