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Chelsea hold talks with £240,000 star ahead of possible swap deal

Now that Antonio Conte’s future is finally settled Chelsea can start conducting their summer transfer business.

Conte left the club Friday before Maurizio Sarri signed a deal as his replacement, according to the Daily Mail.

Sarri will move to Stamford Bridge after leaving Napoli and may not be the only big-name addition from Serie A. The Mail also report that Chelsea have held talks to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus.

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Gonzalo Higuain could be heading from Juventus to Chelsea

Thirty-year-old Higuain – who earns £240,000 per week and is valued at £53m by Juve as per The Mail – scored 40 goals in his last two Serie A seasons.

His form is much hotter than that of Alvaro Morata, who endured a difficult debut campaign in the Premier League which saw him find the net just 11 times.

And, as reported by The Mail, Chelsea are keen to use Morata in a part-exchange deal for Higuain.

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A report written by Matt Barlow and Simon Jones explained: “Chelsea held talks with Juve but would like any deal to include a move in the other direction for record signing Alvaro Morata.

“A swap deal involving Morata would cut back on the fee for Higuain, who is valued at £53m by the Italian champions.”

Morata enjoyed two seasons at Juve between 2014 and 2016 and regularly holidays in Italy.

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Alvaro Morata may head to Juventus in part-exchange if Chelsea get their way

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