Gonzalo Higuain reveals the reason behind Chelsea snub

Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain has revealed that new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was indeed interested in signing him but he felt more wanted with AC Milan. The striker had been the subject of a transfer tussle between the duo but ultimately, the Rossoneri won the race for his signature after agreeing upon his initial loan move from Juventus.

Speaking to reporters, Higuain acknowledged the interest from the former Napoli boss but stressed the manager was supposedly the only one keen on the move, he said: “I have huge respect for Sarri, but he was the only one who wanted me at Chelsea. Here at Milan everyone wanted me. The motivation and conviction they showed at Milan was fundamental.”
Milan struggled in their quest to secure a top-four spot during the previous campaign but the arrival of Higuain should enhance their prospects of doing so, given the Argentine has been a consistent goal-getter in the Serie A. Nonetheless, his arrival is likely to coincide with a probable exit with Nikola Kalinic seemingly close to joining Spanish club Atletico Madrid.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have supposedly gone through the summer transfer window without recruiting a new marksman and Sarri may have to depend on Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud for the frontline duties until January at the least. Michy Batshuayi is the other senior striker available in the club’s ranks but he appears likely to leave the Blues before the transfer window closes overseas.

The Belgium international has never got a fair run in the Blues lineup since arriving from Marseille a couple of seasons ago and he could supposedly make the switch to Spain this summer with Sevilla and Valencia vying for his signature. Los Che, however, seem to have the advantage after securing their return to Champions League football through a fourth-place finish last term.