Chelsea’s proposed move for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain who’s on loan to AC Milan has been in the media for some weeks now, and reports claim that the deal will be finalised this week.
Reports had claimed Chelsea have agreed a loan deal with Higuain’s parent club Juventus and the move is expected to be completed once AC Milan get a replacement for Higuain. And now, AC Milan have agreed terms with Genoa over the signing of Krzysztof Piatek. The 23-year-old is expected to sign a five-year deal with Milan after they agreed a £30.9m fee with Genoa.
AC Milan assistant boss Luigi Riccio has claimed that Higuain’s proposed switch to Chelsea is still ‘up in the air, and that the team have to make do with the current players at their disposal.
He told Gazzetta: “As for the transfer market we are all grown-ups, we know how to deal with these situations.
“It has been in the air for a few days. But we will work with the players at our disposal.”
For Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso, he has revealed that he’s disappointed that Higuain is leaving for Chelsea, but claims he has accepted the decision.
He said: “I accept his decision. Surely he could have done more and maybe we could have helped him fit in better.
“Right now we have to work with professionalism and determination, all these rumours have not helped us lately and we have to look ahead.”
For Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, the Italian was disappointed with the outcome of Chelsea’s game against Arsenal as the Blues lost 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.
Eden Hazard was deployed in the false nine role, but he failed to perform at his best, and Sarri will definitely be looking forward to the signing of Higuain which ought to be completed this week.
Sarri was disappointed with the loss to the Gunners and refused to say much about Higuain’s proposed move to Stamford Bridge.
Asked whether there had been any developments, Sarri said after the Arsenal loss: “I don’t want to talk about that.
“I met with leadership 15 days ago and I’m sure that they’re doing the best to acquire the players that they can in a difficult market like January.
“I don’t want to spend all day thinking about it, also because it really bores me.”