Chelsea make contact with Juventus over striker Higuain

Chelsea have made contact with Juventus with the hope of bringing Gonzalo Higuain to the club, according to reports in Italy.

The Premier League club have been linked with a move for the Juventus striker for a few weeks, as they look to improve on their fifth-place finish last season, as well as their struggles in front of goal.

Chelsea splashed out £58 million last summer to bring Alvaro Morata to the club, but the Spain international could only score 11 goals and has already been linked with a swift departure.

One potential destination which has been touted for Morata is his former club Juventus, with Higuain potentially moving in the opposite direction.

The Serie A Champions need to sell some players in order to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations after they completed the £100 million signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last week.

With Higuain one of the men potentially getting ousted from the Juventus starting line-up in favour of Ronaldo, Sky Italy are reporting that Chelsea have now made contact with the Italian side regarding signing the 30-year-old, with the view to reuniting him with new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.

Sarri worked with Higuain at Napoli, scoring an incredible 38 goals in 42 appearances in the 2015/16 campaign, before the Argentine completed a £75m move to Turin that summer. He has since gone on to score 55 goals in 105 appearances for the Old Lady, winning two Serie A and two Coppa Italia titles.

Chelsea are also working on a deal with Juventus for defender Daniele Rugani.

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