Paul Merson's honest opinion about Gonzalo Higuain has caused a stir

Paul Merson's honest opinion about Gonzalo Higuain has caused a stir

Paul Merson's honest opinion about Gonzalo Higuain has caused a stir

Are Chelsea close to signing Higuain?

Piatek's future at Genoa has under the microscope over the last few days after it emerged that AC Milan want to sign him as a replacement for Chelsea-bound Gonzalo Higuain.

Chelsea plan to rope in the player for the remainder of the season, with an option to extend the loan for another 12 months or buy him permanently.

He has scored just six Serie A goals this season and there has been plenty of talk about the loan being cut short.

Higuain ramped up rumours of his imminent exit from Milan, as he is only on the bench for tonight's Supercoppa clash with Juve in Jeddah, officially due to a 'fever'.

The Argentinian came on in the 71st minute for what could have been his final Milan appearance.

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But Chelsea are not happy with that arrangement and want Atletico to commit financially before giving Morata the green light to leave Stamford Bridge.

"But I don't think you can put it all on Sarri because his problems pre-dated that".

"Higuain wasn't in the picture because I was afraid the virus would spread among the other players, so that was my decision", Gattuso added, justifying Higuain's absence.

Sevilla have ended their pursuit of signing Alvaro Morata on loan this month, leaving Atletico Madrid as the front runners for the striker's signature. "We'll speak about him tomorrow".

Atletico would only let one of the two go to west London as part of the Morata deal, though they are hopeful of offloading both during the January transfer window.

Chelsea take on Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend.

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