22 January, 2019
Higuain has been Chelsea's prime target with widespread reports over the past couple of weeks suggesting the Blues have been in talks with Juventus and AC Milan about taking the South American hitman on loan.
Higuain was left out of Milan's team for their 2-0 win over Genoa in Serie A on Monday, with manager Gennaro Gattuso admitting the striker has told him he wants to move to Chelsea. But we will work with the players at our disposal'.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri's focus is exclusively on today's Premier League visit to Arsenal and not moves in the January transfer window, despite the increasing possibility the club will be adding Gonzalo Higuain to their ranks.
Higuain has looked out of sorts since joining Milan on loan from Juventus in August and his total of eight goals in 22 appearances in all competitions is modest by his own prolific standards.
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"Higuain wasn't ready to travel with us at this time and we lost an important player who had some difficulties", Gattuso acknowledged.
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Sarri has a way of playing and he will either succeed or fail by trying to implement it at Chelsea.
"I don't know [how close it is]", Sarri said. "So I'm not frustrated at the moment". Maurizio Sarri criticised his players' mentality following the game, but the personnel are as much the problem as anything else.
Morata was billed as the long-term replacement for Diego Costa, but could now follow his fellow Spain striker back to Madrid.
The January transfer window is open for 10 more days across the biggest leagues in Europe, meaning just over a week remains for clubs to mobilize and make the moves that will fortify their squads for the rest of the season.