New AC Milan signing Gonzalo Higuain has opened up about speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea.
Higuain played the best football of his career at Napoli under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, and reports suggested that the pair would link up once again at Stamford Bridge this summer.
However, it was yesterday announced that the Argentina international would be leaving Juventus to join fellow Serie A side AC Milan, with the 30-year-old attacker sacrificed by the Old Lady after they splashed out £100 million on Cristiano Ronaldo.
Higuain was asked about why a move to Chelsea never materialised and he revealed that although Sarri was keen to sign him Chelsea’s board did not share their Italian coaches enthusiasm to strike a deal.
“The estimation I have for (Maurizio) Sarri is not new,” Higuain said at his official unveiling as a Milan player.
“But the only person who wanted me at Chelsea was Sarri while here they all wanted me.”
“Leonardo has convinced me, as well as (Rino) Gattuso, I have a lot of confidence in this team and last year I liked how he played, I’ve always played in teams that fight to win but also Milan is used to winning and I want to bring it back up.
“I want us to get as far as possible, I’m very happy to be here.”