Chelsea have made contact with Italian giants AC Milan over a January transfer for Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain.
The former Real Madrid forward is on loan at The Rossoneri, who have first refusal on his services at the end of the season from Juventus. Milan are said to be struggling to afford Higuain’s massive wages and are unsure if they have the funds to make his move permanent in the summer.
According to Marca Chelsea have approached Milan about getting a the deal done this month, with their lack of options upfront well documented. While Alvaro Morata continues to be linked with a move away after struggling to find any form at Stamford Bridge, Higuain would be seen as a considerable upgrade and a welcome boost to their top four hopes.
Higuain is widely regarded as one of the best forwards of his generation, and had the most successful period of his career playing under Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri at Napoli.
At 31-years-old, he is not coming into his best years, but if he can find the back of the net at the same astonishing rate that he has managed throughout his career, he will seen as a very wise investment indeed for the six time champions of England.