Will signing Gonzalo Higuaín solve Chelsea's attacking problems under Maurizio Sarri?

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22 January, 2019

The 31-year-old attacker joined AC Milan from Juventus on a temporary basis in the summer, but his spell with Rossoneri is set to be cut short.

Coincidentally, Genoa's Krzysztof Piatek looks set to replace Higuain at the San Siro after Milan reached an agreement for the Poland worldwide.

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.

- Ashley Cole will be reunited with former England and Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard, after signing a six-month deal with Derby County, aiding in the club's quest for promotion to the Premier League.

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.

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