AC Milan chief Leonardo admits frustration with Chelsea target Higuain

Lynette Rowe
January 10, 2019

Higuain enjoyed his best run of form under Sarri, scoring 37 goals with the Italian boss prior to moving to Juventus.

And the 31-year-old Argentina global wants to join former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri at the English club which would take over his 36 million euro (US$41 million) buy-out clause.

Father-figure Sarri will believe he is the man to get the player firing on full cylinders after his prolific spell in Naples saw him hit 71 goals in 104 appearances, and will believe a rejuvenated Higuain can fire Chelsea to a top-four finish in the table.

AC Milan sporting director Leonardo has told Gonzalo Higuain to focus on the job in hand and ignore interest from Chelsea.

Higuain had his most successful season under Sarri, breaking the Serie A goalscoring record with 36 goals in the 2015/16 campaign.

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Morata is reportedly in talks with Sevilla over a possible loan move while Chelsea are linked with several options - including Higuain and Mauro Icardi. Now, this is a very complicated deal as he's a Juventus player but he's on loan at AC Milan.

He said: "A goal can change things, but if he is to continue here, he needs to take on responsibility".

"He's not having a good time at AC Milan, he's only scored eight times, but Sarri wants to get him back".

"But with all the rumours, there is no point in me thinking about these different situations until we have something to answer".

According to a UK Sun report Blues manager Maurizio Sarri has lost faith with Morata, with Eden Hazard now playing as "False 9" for Chelsea.

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