Chelsea target: ‘I would love to play in the Premier League’

Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain has fuelled speculation of a move to Stamford Bridge by saying that he would love to play on the Premier League.

The Blues endured a disappointing campaign this season, finishing fifth in the league and being dumped out of Europe at the last 16 stage, with the only shining light being that they managed to lift the FA Cup last month.

Club record signing Alvaro Morata failed to deliver in his first season at the club, and reports recently have suggested that Chelsea are willing to replace the Spaniard just one year after his £58 million move from Real Madrid.

A number of names have been linked, with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski the most high profile of names, although there have also been reports of an interest in Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Some of that speculation linking the Blues with a move for the 30-year-old striker is due to their interest in appointing Maurizio Sarri as their manager. Sarri has already been replaced by Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli, but still remains at the club with the Italians hoping someone, namely Chelsea, will pay his his £7m buyout clause.

Higuain has of course worked with Sarri during his time in Naples, and has now admitted that the Premier League is a fascinating prospect for him and he would like to come to play in England’s top flight:

“I have a contract with Juventus and no one has communicated anything different,” he told ESPN in Argentina.

“I’m very calm, my soul stays in Turin for now.

“But I would love to play in the Premier League, it fascinates me a lot.”

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