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Sarri wants Morata and Higuain striker swap

Chelsea are ready to reignite their interest in Gonzalo Higuain and are prepared to offer Alvaro Morata in exchange to secure the deal.

Maurizio Sarri was linked with a move for the forward during the summer, before Higuain opted to join AC Milan on a season-long loan having being squeezed out of Juventus by the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.

With current options Morata and Olivier Giroud failing to fire on a regular basis, Sarri is keen for a reunion with Higuain after previously managing the Argentinian during his time in charge of Napoli.

Sportmediaset are reporting Sarri has now told the Chelsea hierarchy to pursue a move for the 31-year-old, and the Italian is willing to offer the misfiring Morata in a potential swap deal.

The Spaniard has struggled since arriving at Stamford Bridge for a then-record £57m from Real Madrid in 2017, scoring just 16 league goals in 45 Premier League appearances.

The 26-year-old previously played in Serie A at Juventus between 2014-2016, and may be keen on a return to Italy with Sarri having grown frustrated with his inconsistent displays.

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