HIGUAIN ADMITS HE WANTS TO BE AT CHELSEA NEXT SEASON

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Gonzalo Higuain signed up for Chelsea in the January transfer window, as the Argentine joined the Blues from Juventus, having cut short his loan deal with AC Milan.

The 31-year-old’s form for the Blues hasn’t been too impressive as he has struggled to cope with the demands of the Premier League, scoring only three goals in as many appearances.

Chelsea fans aren’t too keen with the Argentine striker, but Higuain has admitted that he’s keen on playing for Chelsea next season.

He told the official Chelsea website: “I’m happy here. It’s always nice to try a new league and it’s my first taste of the Premier League.

“Obviously it’s a period where I’m adapting but I’m hoping that, although I’ve only got a short time, I can finish well.

“The best thing we can do is qualify for the Champions League and hopefully win the Europa League too.

“We’re coming towards the end so it’s about finishing as strongly as possible. The main objective is to finish in the top four so we can play in the Champions League and also to encourage other players to come and play for the club.

“That’s what the squad are hoping for, so that we can add players next season, and to finish the season well and make people happy.”

Higuain added: “From a personal point of view I want to do as well as I can so I can be here for next season. That’s my intention.

“I came here and I wanted to stay. It’s a good city, you live well and you can be relaxed but also enjoy yourself. So my intention is to stay here.”

Ahead of the Premier League clash against West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has demanded more from the striker.

Sarri said of Higuain: “He has to improve physically and mentally. He is able to be very useful during the last part of the season. It is not easy in the first months to play in the Premier League.

“It was a problem for Luis Suarez at Liverpool in his first season. He scored four goals [after signing in January] and then 24 in his first full season.

“He needs time to improve his physical condition and to be suitable for the Premier League. He is able to do it. We have Giroud and he is in very good mental and physical condition. We need both.”

Asked whether he would like to keep Higuain at Chelsea next season, Sarri said: “Yes, of course, but it depends on the club and Juventus. It is not clear the situation.”

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