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SportChelsea could secure cut-price Higuain deal

23:35  12 february  2019
23:35  12 february  2019 Source:

Rudiger: Hazard will bring the best out of Higuain

Rudiger: Hazard will bring the best out of Higuain Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger believes that Eden Hazard will help to bring the best out of new striker Gonzalo Higuain. As reported on the Evening Standard, Higuain made his Chelsea debut in the 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge. Although he found it hard to get any clear opportunities to score, the Argentine’s movement was good and he got into some dangerous areas. Rudiger believes that

The Blues are close to securing a move for their main transfer target, as significant progress is made with the Supercoppa winners.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is willing to pay up to £50m for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, if he is unable to bring Gonzalo Higuain to Stamford Bridge. According to Sky in Italy, Chelsea 's chief-executive Marina Granovskaia remains unconvinced that Higuain is the answer to Chelsea 's striker

Chelsea could secure cut-price Higuain deal © Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Sport Manchester City v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Chelsea could complete the permanent signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus in a cut-price deal this summer, according to a report from The Mirror.

The Blues landed the Argentine on loan until the end of the season during the January transfer window as Maurizio Sarri made efforts to remedy his side’s goalscoring struggles.

Higuain has netted two goals since arriving at Stamford Bridge, with both of these coming in the team’s comprehensive 5-0 victory against Huddersfield Town at the start of February.

Chelsea could secure cut-price Higuain deal © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport

The Mirror’s report claims that Juventus would be keen to offload the former Real Madrid star permanently as they look to shift him from the wage bill.

Higuain is understood to earn £270,000 a week on his current contract in Turin, with the Serie A club keen to avoid paying him this ahead of next season, potentially enabling Chelsea a chance to land him in a less expensive deal.

This comes after Juventus completed the signing of Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal on a pre-contract agreement, with the Welsh midfielder stated to have signed a big-money contract at the Allianz Stadium.

Chelsea confident Juventus will cut Higuain price.
Chelsea are said to be confident Juventus will lower the agreed fee of €36 million to make Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Stamford Bridge a permanent one. A report from ESPN states that the Blues coughed up €9 million in an initial loan fee for the Juve man, who had been loaned out to Milan in the earlier portion of the season. Having struggled at the San Siro, the 31-year-old has been enjoying better fortunes in England. With two goals in his first four appearances, the forward has filled the void long experienced at the top of Chelsea’s formation.

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