Maurizio Sarri admits regret on missing out on this Chelsea signing

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he has a small regret at the club missing out on the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain this summer.

The Italian tactician could certainly do with more quality up front after the poor start made by Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge last season, and some unconvincing pre-season performances this year.

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The Daily Mirror were among the sources to link Chelsea with Higuain this summer, though he ended up leaving Juventus for AC Milan instead.

The Blues will, in that case, have to rely on Morata as their first choice up front this season, unless Olivier Giroud can do enough to establish himself as the club’s first choice centre-forward, which seems unlikely.

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Gonzalo Higuain joined AC Milan instead of Chelsea
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Alvaro Morata doesn’t look up to the job of leading the line for Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi has gone out on loan to Valencia, leaving just youngster Tammy Abraham as another option for Sarri to consider – so it’s little wonder he couldn’t deny he would’ve liked to have been able to bring in Higuain.

Asked about the Higuain deal, Sarri was quoted by the Metro:  ‘Higuain? It’s a little regret but in the end everyone after the market have a few little regrets.’

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