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Gonzalo Higuain’s Chelsea nightmare is set to end with the Argentine striker set to join Serie A side Roma on loan.
According to Repubblica via Calciomercato, talks are ongoing between Juventus director Fabio Paratici and Roma director Gianluca Petrachi over a loan deal for the 31 year old striker.
It is understood Roma and Juventus have settled on a loan fee believed to be around €12 million.
Higuain joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus in January after Maurizio Sarri saw him as the right player to solve Chelsea’s goalscoring problems last season but will return to Juventus when his loan deal with Chelsea expires next month.
Higuain struggled to impress at Stamford Bridge and with Maurizio Sarri leaving Chelsea for Juventus, Higuain never really had a chance of staying on as a Chelsea player.
Chelsea had the option of extending his loan deal or signing him permanently but the Blues have refused to trigger that clause in his contract.
Meanwhile, Higuain revealed in April that he is intent on staying at Chelsea next season.
“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,” Higuain told Chelsea’s official website.
“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. I’m happy here. It’s always nice to try a new league and it’s my first taste of the Premier League.”