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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri brought Gonzalo Higuain on loan during the January transfer window, as the Argentine cut short his loan deal with AC Milan to join Chelsea until the end of the season.
Gonzalo Higuain has been a top striker for many years, but the Argentine has struggled to maintain his elite status in the Premier League, as he has found it difficult to cope with the intensity and physicality of the league.
Chelsea might not be able to sign players this summer due to the impending transfer ban, meaning the club might have to make do with the players they have.
Higuain joined Chelsea on a short-term loan deal with an option to buy, and Sarri has indicated that he will want to keep the Argentine. The Blues can extend his loan for one more season for €18 million or sign him permanently for €36 million.
The 31-year-old scored his fifth league goal since joining Chelsea in January, and Sarri said after the game that he’d want the club to keep the Argentine, but that it’s up to Chelsea to decide.
“I don’t know about Gonzalo Higuain’s future, you have to ask the club,” Sarri told the BBC.
“If he’s staying then we can do very well in the next season. For a striker, it is not easy to play here, when you’re used to playing in Spain and Italy.
“It’s not easy to adapt to this competition because it’s different physically.”
Higuain scored Chelsea’s third on Sunday with a beautiful finish as the Blues sealed Champions League qualification with a 3-0 win against Watford on Sunday.