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Chelsea have been linked with AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain, but Blues boss Maurizio Sarri killed off those rumours last month when he said his side were only going to sign a striker in the January transfer window.

However, strong reports from Spain claim that Chelsea are still moving for the 31-year-old, and according to Marca, Sarri and Higuain will now be reunited once again as Higuain has ‘said yes’ to Chelsea’s offer.

The report also claims that the deal could now be finalised ‘in the coming hours’ as Chelsea are willing to pay Higuain’s salary, as well as a potential €40 million (£36m) transfer fee to make the loan move permanent in the summer.

Marca add Higuain could now arrive in west London in the coming hours as the Blues look to rush through a deal. This move could see Alvaro Morata leave the club, with Sevilla highly interested in the 26-year-old.

Morata was left out of the team to play Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final, and Morata at the moment seems to be unhappy and didn’t celebrate when he scored a brace against Nottingham Forest.

Speaking about Morata’s unhappiness, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said: “I don’t know [if he is happy].

“I hope so but I don’t know.

“It is more important to score than celebrate. He scored two goals in the last match, in the season he has nine.

“In his best season at Madrid he scored 20 goals, so he will be able to have a very good second part of the season and he will try to reach his best.”

The big question still remains if signing Higuain is the best bet for Chelsea. The Argentine thrived under Sarri’s guidance at Napoli and broke the Serie A record with 37 goals in the 2015/16 season.

However, the 31-year-old has struggled for form with just eight goals in 20 appearances this season.

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