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Gonzalo Higuain will shine at Chelsea despite struggling at AC Milan, according to former Premier League striker Andy Cole.

According to Cole, Higuain struggled at AC Milan because his heart wasn’t in it.

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.

Cole believes Higuain is a good deal for Chelsea.

Cole told The Debate: “Is Higuain to Chelsea a good deal? No brainer. No brainer, for me.

“If you look at this career, the goals he’s got in Italy, Spain, no brainer.

“But we’re sitting here saying Chelsea have had huge centre forwards that have struggled over the years but I think he’ll be ok.

“His attributes are that he scores goals, especially where he’s played at, playing at Real Madrid, he was the main centre forward and got loads of goals there.

“He’s got good movement, I like his movement. He works very, very hard for a centre forward which is a big plus as well.

“When he gets those chances, he puts them in the back of the net.

“He struggled a little bit at Milan for whatever reason this season. I’m not sure if his heart was really in it.

“I think he was a little bit disappointed with the way he got treated by Juventus, to have to go on loan there.

“I really do believe, playing under Sarri there, I think he will be good for them.”

Higuain scored 36 goals in his only season under Sarri at Napoli in the 2016/17 season and Sarri is keen on working with the striker again at Stamford Bridge.

Despite reports claiming Higuain has already said his goodbyes to his Milan team-mates, Sarri claimed on Friday he knew little about the progress the club has made in the pursuit of Higuain.

When asked about the progress Chelsea are making on signing Higuain, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said: “I don’t know.

“I want to be clear, I spoke to Marina two weeks ago, she knows my opinion and then I decided to be focused on the pitch and training.

“I know that Marina is working very hard, but I know nothing about the market.

“I don’t call her every evening, otherwise I spend my energy on the market, it is better to spend mental energy on the pitch.”

Higuain’s arrival will see Alvaro Morata leave Stamford Bridge after 18 months.

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