Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Chelsea links a compliment to Wilson, says Howe

Chelsea links a compliment to Wilson, says Howe

Marina Granovskaia, general director at the London club, also wants to find a way to move the forward on.

The Argentina global reportedly wants to join his former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

The Argentine's brother and agent, Nicolas, reportedly flew to London to try and finalise the move on Thursday, with Maurizio Sarri desperate to bring in Higuain as a replacement for Alvaro Morata.

Higuain enjoyed his best run of form under Sarri, scoring 37 goals with the Italian boss prior to moving to Juventus.

Higuain scored 38 goals across all competitions during his one season under Sarri at Napoli and is a ideal fit for the manager's attacking style of football.

The report states that negotiations are now underway and Juventus want Chelsea to take over Milan's loan agreement with the obligation to buy the striker for €36 million (R576 million).

England global Wilson has found the back of the net nine times in the Premier League this season and has registered five assists.

Higuain sent out on loan to AC Milan last August after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and the Argentine has been unable to find his footing at the club.

Milan paid 18 million euros ($20.75 million) to sign him on loan, with a clause to make the deal permanent for a further 36 million euros.

"A goal can change things, but if he is to continue here, he needs to take on responsibility".

Chelsea are willing to spend £50m on Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson if their attempts to sign Gonzalo Higuain fail, according to a report on Sky Sports.

"He had a tough moment, he has to put it behind him and get to work".

The 32-year-old French World Cup victor may have only scored one goal in the league (against Tottenham Hotspur), but his ability to dovetail with Eden Hazard in attack can be the catalyst for Chelsea rocketing through the second half of the season.

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