Paul Merson delivers worrying warning on Gonzalo Higuain

Paul Merson delivers worrying warning on Gonzalo Higuain

Nico Higuain, the striker's brother and agent, arrived in Europe on Friday to finalise the deal.

Deal will see the Blues handed an option to buy the striker outright for £32.5 million after six-months completion.

But the ongoing struggles of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud in front of goal, which have led Sarri to deploy Eden Hazard as a false nine with increasing frequency in recent weeks, forced Chelsea to reconsider their stance on a move for Higuain.

If he does secure the move to Chelsea, Higuain will link up with his former coach Maurizio Sarri, under whom he netted 38 goals in 42 appearances for Napoli in 2015/16.

But, like Higuain, Nedved was unwilling to discuss the deal out of respect for Milan.

"He had a [high] fever last night", Gattuso told RAI.

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"It might seem like a joke, but honestly, it's true".

It was widely reported last night that Chelsea had a agreed a deal with Juventus to sign the 31-year-old Argentina global striker on loan until the end of the season, although the Stamford Bridge outfit are yet to confirm that an agreement has been struck.

Gonzalo Higuain declined to comment on reports of a move to Chelsea on his return to Italy in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Monaco have been linked with the Belgium striker, but on Wednesday said Chelsea favour a permanent deal for Batshuayi to leave, rather than a further loan.

Barcelona are interested, just like their La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.

Sarri got the best out of the enigmatic forward, succeeding where others had failed, and he said after his first match in charge at Chelsea that he regretted not being able to sign Higuain in the off-season.

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