Gonzalo Higuain latest: Krzysztof Piatek holding strikers' marry-go-round up
- Higuain may be expected for Chelsea medical on Tuesday.
- His move hinges on Pentek's transfer to AC Milan.
- Morata is Atletico Madrid-bound.
Gonzalo Higuain should have joined Chelsea long ago but his move has been impeded by the merry-go-round he, Maurizio Sarri, and three more clubs set in motion. Now however, by all accounts, the Argentinian should crop up in London on Tuesday for his medical. The most informed sources already know the details:
#Chelsea Pipita Higuain is coming... here we go! 🔵🔜— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 21, 2019
Alvaro Morata is heading to Atletico Madrid and he's quite likely already played his final game for the Blues. If that's confirmed indeed, the Spaniard's Chelsea record will be 24 goals in 72 appearances:
AC Milan are waiting to have a replacement for Higuain with 13-goal striker Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa seemingly all but set to sign for Rossoneri in a deal worth about €35m plus add-ons.
Gonzalo Higuain still in Italy as AC Milan try to secure Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek as replacement, enabling Higuain to join Chelsea. If agreement on all sides, financials/medicals should be quick. Genoa chief Giorgio Perinetti says conclusion to talks within 48 hours #CFC #ACMilan— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 21, 2019
Higuain, like Morata, will join his club on loan but the Blues will be able to buy the 31-year-old out in the summer. Olivier Giroud will likely remain a back-up with less than 6 month remaining in his contract.
Should've we have moved for Piatek instead?