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

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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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