Gonzalo Higuain has landed in England for a medical as he prepares to complete his loan move to Chelsea in the coming hours, according to Daily Mail.
The 31-year-old striker has been released from his loan to AC Milan, allowing him to join Maurizio Sarri’s squad.
Chelsea need to have registered him by midday if he is to play on Thursday night in the Carabao Cup semifinal tie at Stamford Bridge. Spurs lead the tie 1-0 going into the second leg at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea boss Sarri is desperate to have the striker in the team for the return leg on Thursday.
Higuain was pictured boarding a private flight at Milan’s Linate Airport at 7am UK time, bound for London.
Higuain’s loan spell started brightly at AC Milan, with the striker scoring six goals in five games, but he has only found the net once in his past 12 appearances and was left out of Monday’s match with Genoa after Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said: “Speculation disrupted preparations.”
Higuain played under Sarri in Napoli in the 2015/16 and equalled the Serie A goal-scoring record with 36 goals.
With Higuain set to complete his move to Chelsea today, Alvaro Morata will now complete his move to Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea have scored the least amount of goals among the top six teams in the Premier League despite dominating possession in most games this season. The Blues have scored just four goals in our last five games and Sarri would be hoping Higuain solves Chelsea’s problem in attack.
Speaking about Chelsea’s move for Higuain after the loss to Arsenal on Saturday, Sarri said: “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.
“Is Higuain the player I want? He’s been on the list, but I don’t know how the situation has evolved.”