Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain could be on his way to Chelsea on a 6 months loan move according to media reports. The agreement also gives the blues the exclusive right to sanction an outright summer transfer for Higuian, who has grown tired of life at the San Siro.
The London club hastened talks with both Juventus and AC Milan on Wednesday as the Rossoneri played their Supercoppa match against Juventus in Jeddah Saudi Arabia.
Following the match, Juventus President Paulo Nedved revealed that the Old Lady will need to discuss options with Chelsea over the Higuain, who played barely for 20 minutes due to illness.
“It’s right that we don’t talk about it now out of respect for the player and for AC Milan, but we can talk about it from tomorrow,” Nedved told RAI.
Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso confirmed it was a fever, not Higuain’s possible exit, that caused his early replacement during the Wednesday’s match against Juve.
“He had a [high] fever last night,” Gattuso told RAI. “We did everything we could to get him better, but he didn’t sleep much, so I preferred a fresher player.
“It may seem like a joke, but honestly, it’s true.”
Speculation about Higuain’s future was fuelled by an earlier club photograph with a Saudi prince in which the Argentinian forward was not present.
“Higuain wasn’t in the picture because I was afraid the virus would spread among the other players, so that was my decision,” Gattuso added, justifying Higuain’s absence. “Let’s see what happens tomorrow.”