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Sarri hints he wants to keep Higuain at Chelsea despite below par performances

Maurizio Sarri has hinted he wants to keep on-loan Gonzalo Higuain at Chelsea, despite the forward’s below-par performances since arriving in January.

The Argentine arrived from Juventus in the winter window, but has failed to adapt to the Premier League scoring just four league goals.

Despite the 31-year-old’s struggles, Sarri has hinted he would like to keep the forward and used the example of former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, as proof players can take time to adapt to English football.

“For a striker it is difficult to get used to the Premier League, for every striker, I remember Suarez at Liverpool in first season only scores three goals, then 16, then 24, but it’s difficult to adapt to this Premier League. I think in the next season he will be able to score a lot.” Sarri told the press after yesterday’s 1-1 draw away to Manchester United.

When pressed on whether Higuain would still be a Chelsea player next season, Sarri was non-committal but said ‘In theory, yes.’

“I don’t know, I’m not in charge of the market so I cannot answer these questions. In theory, yes.”

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