ESPN: Higuain deal advances rapidly as Morata closes on a loan move
- Higuain's agent arrived in London.
- Sarri was present in the meeting.
- Granovskaya is reserved on the deal but could be coerced.
- Morata is close to either Sevilla or Atletico loan.
- Chelsea will let him go if they sign Higuain.
Reputable media ESPN confirms the earlier reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport that Gonzalo Higuain's agent is currently in London discussing a transfer, and Maurizio Sarri has personally attended the meeting with Argentine's representative today.
ESPN also adds that Chelsea sporting director Marina Granovskaya still has reservations about the deal. It is believed that she does not fancy the idea of paying a big sum for the 31-year-old player.
Gonzalo Higuain's brother and agent, Nicolas, is currently in London - as he awaits a potential move from Chelsea (Gazzetta Dello Sport) pic.twitter.com/k1t3GCKqkB— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) 10 января 2019 г.
However, with Alvaro Morata's almost inevitable departure Chelsea sporting director can be coerced on the matter of Higuain.
Two La Liga sides - Atletico Madrid and Sevilla - are looking to sign Alvaro Morata on loan in January with an option to make the move permanent in the summer.
The Independent claims that the negotiations are in advanced stages, with both clubs and the striker looking to resolve the situation as soon as possible. Sevilla sporting director recently claimed Morata himself prefers an offer from Andalusian side.
ESPN | #Chelsea want any loan club to cover Morata's salary in full until the end of the season and he will not be allowed to depart until a replacement striker is secured. #CFC pic.twitter.com/FsK7Ajs78o— The Blues (@TheBlues___) 10 января 2019 г.
Meanwhile, AC Milan executives has recently been really annoyed with Higuain. Sporting director Leaonardo said amid all the rumors surrounding Gonzalo Higuain's departure:
"It is difficult to manage a striker when he doesn’t score. Higuain must find the real himself, he is living in a different situation for him, he left Juventus and he is here on loan. He has to make a decision and take on his share of the responsibility. Not this continual, "yes, no, I'm not sure" 'He had a tough moment, he has to put it behind him and get to work."