Italian media La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that Chelsea are seeking a swap deal proposal between themselves and Italian champions Juventus between Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain.
While it’s said that no official approach has yet to be made, close intermediaries have apparently opened a dialogue to see what could be done in regard to the two strikers going in opposite directions.
Juventus seem keen to take Alvaro Morata back to Turin after his initial loan spell at the Italians back when he was a Real Madrid player, however the stumbling block in all of this could be that there could be fee on top of the swap demanded – although at this point that’s just speculation.
On-paper it would appear that the Blues would be getting the best deal, with the 30-year old Argentine Higuain bagging 23 goals last season compared to the 25-year old Morata’s 15. The Spaniard has never really been prolific and doubts continue to swirl that he is the right striker to lead Chelsea’s assault for league and European glory in the seasons to come.
Maurizio Sarri, who seems like the man forever waiting to be appointed the new Chelsea manager, worked with Gonzalo Higuain for a season while in-charge at Napoli – a season which the Argentine can claim to be one of his most prolific, scoring 38 goals in 42 games.
Incoming appear to be all on-hold until the managerial situation is resolved one way or another, but Blues fans will be excited to see the likes of Higuain linked among others – now it’s just a matter of waiting for an official announcement on the club’s direction for this upcoming season.