Gonzalo Higuain may soon be up for grabs following comments from Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta on the striker’s immediate future.
The 30-year-old star has been with the Old Lady since 2016 having moved from Serie A rivals Napoli and has enjoyed two years of great success in Turin.
He has appeared in the famous black and white shirt 64 times in the Italian domestic league and scored an impressive 40 goals, living up to his reputation as a prolific poacher.
However, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at the club usurping Higuain as the club’s star man and perhaps threatening his regular place in the team, the striker could yet be allowed to leave this summer.
According to ESPN – Premier League giants Chelsea have been linked with the Argentina international throughout this transfer window along with AC Milan, with Calciomercato noting that he could cost as much as €60m, and Juve’s general manager has spoken about the possibility of a deal being arranged.
“He is still an important player for us, but now we obviously have greater competition [up front], but he is a professional and we are evaluating his future together with the people who represent him,” Marotta said, as ESPN reports.
“We have a great deal of respect for him.”
Should Chelsea manage to sign the veteran forward then he could solve the club’s current issues in attack, as want-away striker Alvaro Morata continues to be linked with a move back to Italy – as per Sky Sports.
Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi are still on the books at Stamford Bridge too but Higuain would add considerable quality and experience to new manager Maurizio Sarri’s frontline.