Gonzalo Higuain has agreed to join AC Milan on a season-long loan from Serie A rivals Juventus, according to reports in Italy.
The news will come as a bitter blow to Chelsea, who have been strongly linked with a move for the Argentina international, with the striker having previously worked with new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri at Napoli.
In his one season working under Sarri, Higuain was nothing short of prolific, scoring 36 goals in 35 league games, and 38 in 42 game overall, earning himself a €90 million transfer to Juventus.
He continued his good goalscoring form for the Bianconeri, scoring 55 goals in 105 outings, but has seemingly been replaced as the clubs main striker, with Max Allegri shelling out £100 million to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.
He now seems set to join AC Milan on a season long loan, with to Rossonieri having an option to sign him for €36m.
The deal could also see Leonardo Bonucci return to Turin after just one season, while promising defender Mattia Caldara could move in the opposite direction.