Chelsea agree to sign Gonzalo Higuain as Alvaro Morata heads for Sevilla

Callum Wilson to Chelsea Bournemouth boss Howe issues latest update on transfer saga

Callum Wilson to Chelsea Bournemouth boss Howe issues latest update on transfer saga

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, is willing to pay up to £50million for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, if he is unable to bring Gonzalo Higuain to Stamford Bridge.

Despite a strong start to the season, Chelsea have faded in the Premier League title race and Higuain could be the first of several new faces to join the club in the January transfer window.

Higuain knows Sarri well as he played under him during their time at Napoli where the striker arguably played his best football having scored 91 goals in just 146 games during a three-year spell at Stadio San Paolo. Higuain would cost an estimated €40million but Chelsea are looking to offset some of that cost by allowing Morata to leave. Nothing has been signed.

"If Chelsea want him, Juventus are trying to get them to match that same kind of deal, paying a big loan fee up front and agreeing to sign Higuain in the summer".

Though Sarri has Morata, who joined for £60m from Real Madrid in 2017, and France global striker Olivier Giroud at his disposal, the Italian has often deployed forward Eden Hazard in a more advanced role. He has scored just once in his last 10 appearances.

"Morata seems to have a soft underbelly, he likes a tap-in but does not really like to go through the pain barrier to score goals". I miss him because he'll keep scoring goals until the day he dies.

Chelsea are now fourth in the Premier League, four points behind London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur in third.

A World Cup runner-up in 2014, he is also a prolific victor of trophies having claimed three Liga titles with Real Madrid and two Serie A victories at Juventus amid a plethora of cup successes at Madrid, Napoli and Juve.

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